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drove into one of the underground tunnels. no injuries reported about but it has stopped the kins and there is a buttal left. >> thanks for being with us. see you again at 7:26. confirmed new certified total the captain of the cruise ship telling prosecutors he didn't abandon ship but tripped and fell into a lifeboat. the search for missing passengers gets back underway this morning. and picture of hope. the texas model who walked into a spinning airplane propeller
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seen for the first time in public. the newest chapter in her recovery. today, thursday, january 19th, 2012. nbc-universal television and welcome on this thursday morning, i'm ann curry. >> and i'm matt lauer. we greet you this morning on a busy morning on the gop side of this presidential race. >> rick perry has scheduled a news conference for 8:00 a.m. pacific time. nbc news learned at that time, he will announce he's abandoning his presidential bid. >> we'll talk to chuck todd in a second. >> also breaking news with the
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iowa caucuses. new certified results say rick santorum finished ahead of mitt romney by 34 votes. let's get right to chuck todd. he's nbc's political director. he's in south carolina this morning. chuck, let's start with rick perry. this is official now. he's out of the race. >> he's out of the race. south carolina claiming their second victim this week. jon huntsman got out of the race earlier this week. huntsman, who had a bitter rival with mitt romney was helping m romney create this air of inevitability. he went behind mitt romney. it's about eligibility. what rick perry is doing, when you drop out before a vote, you get your moment in the sun. if he does go through with an endor endorsement of gingrich, with a lot of people expect him to do. at a time when gingrich needs one more shot in the arm. you see the momentum in the crowd.
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while perry didn't have a lot of support, he had a lot of organization in the veteran community. there's a lot of military veterans. that's the reason john mccain could overperform here. that could be a big boom organizationally to gingrich at the end. >> e he doesn't come with a lot of support. according to the latest polling, rick perry has about 4% in south carolina now. but if he does go for newt gingrich, do we have any idea how that endorsement came about? >> look. there's always been a lot of closeness between the two campaigns. newt gingrich's first campaign manager and chief strategist were with newt gingrich. then they left when rick perry got in the race. they have always been friendly on a staff level. there wasn't a lot of bitterness there. they left when the gingrich
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campaign looked like they were imploed i imploeding. had no money or future. those guys who were close with rick perry decided to go with the perry campaign. there's been a lot of back and forth. it would be a surprise if perry didn't endorse gingrich. >> it's been a busy morning already. we're getting news out of iowa. the caucuses held there two weeks ago. we thought m mitt romney had won those caucus cuss. now we're getting results saying he lost to rick santorum by 34 votings. what should the impact be on the race at this stage? >> well, what should it be? rick santorum is being denied a victory lap here. he's never going to get the moment back. mitt romney basically took it from him. declared victory. talked about it as an eight-vote landslide. but used it in the context o of saying i'm the first nonincumbent to win iowa and new
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hampshire. this could really affect mitt romney in he goes from the opportunity of going 3-0 to maybe on sunday morning waking up and realizing he went 1-2. and his one victory is in his backyard in one of the least conservative primary electorates. the impact on this is on mitt romney. too little too late to help santorum, but it does affect romney. >> you mentioned the primary in south carolina on saturday. you have the latest polling results. what do they say? >> i do. it's fascinating how fast this race is moving. we had one results showing romney momentum. now it's a different story. the newt gingrich surge is very real here in south carolina. >> newt gingrich is on the move
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in south carolina. closing the gap with front runner mitt romney. >> with your help, we will win the primary on saturday. >> a new nbc news poll shows m romney leading gingrich by 10 points. but half was taken before gingrich's fiery debate performance on monday night. >> i'm going to find ways to help poor people learn how to get a job and learn to own the job. >> of those polls after the debate, romney was ahead of gingrich by 5 points. that has the romney campaign on the defensives forring them to recycle their iowa attacks from december against gingrich. >> it's a problem when your own leader is the biggest political problem you're dealing with, which is why we removed him as the speaker. >> when the focus is newt, the republican party loses. >> gingrich fired back. >> they are desperate. they thought they could buy this. >> unlike iowa, the super pac
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backing gingrich released a new ad mocking romney for changing positions on abortion, gun control, and health care. >> he doesn't seem to know himself. >> gingrich is making hey out of romney's waffling. the returns are expected to show a 34% rate compared to 15%. gingrich jokes he's renaming it the mitt romney flat tax. >> my goal is not to raise mitt romney's taxes. >> gingrich is being endorsed by sarah palin. >> in order to keep this thing going, i would vote for newt. >> gingrich returned the compliment sort of. >> i would ask her in taking a major role if i'm president, but nothing has been discussed of any kind. >> president obama's campaign released their first tv ad airing in six states.
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it's a response to the attack ads criticize iing the obama administration for the handling of the company of solyndra. >> ads that are not tethered to the facts. >> and speaking of attack ads, gingrich is out with a new one. this morning, it features john mccain and mike huckabee from 2008 criticizing mitt romney for his campaign tactics. >> chuck todd, thank you so much. earlier this morning before we learned perry was dropping out of the race, we spoke exclusively to newt gingrich. i began by asking him, given the news in iowa, why shouldn't rick santorum be considered the alternative to mitt romney? >> the fact is if you look at your own poll, i'm clearly within 5 points of beating rom e knee. there's a poll coming out this
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morning as of last night, i'm 2 ahead of romney. the only conservative vote is to vote for newt gingrich. rick santorum is a fine person. but i think he's running in fourth place in south carolina. so south carolina conservatives if they want to stop a massachusetts moderate only have one effective vote, and that's for newt gingrich. that's a mathematical reality. >> were you talking about the numbers and the surge, is it because of the negative ads running? and is this what voters deserve? >> well, first of all, the voters deserve a totally positive campaign. a as you'll reremember, i was leading romney by 15 points when we had a positive race. then we got hit by a wave of attack ads. i stayed positive through iowa. what we discovered if you didn't match romney's willingness to be clear, you were going to be dishonest. we haven't gone negative. we have been very clear and
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factual. the new ad we released has senator mccain attacking romney for being negative and flip-flopping. it has governor huckabee attacking romney for the stam things. those are real clips of what they said. we are not distorting anything. unlike some of the romney ads. >> let's talk about the things you are saying. the numbers are tightening. while in recent days, you have been stepping up your characterization of president obama as a food stamp president. interestingly in the leadup to south carolina, target an editorial. in south carolina where a confederate flag still waves because of the efforts of the state gop, it remains good politics to stir up racial animosity and link it to president obama. are you intentionally playing the race card to win votes? >> you know, modern liberals are just, frankly, totally off the deep end. i went to the martin luther king
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breakfast with a republican congressman who is an african-american, tim scott. we talked about the corridor of shame, which president obama campaigned in in south carolina and has done nothing for. i outlined a plan to build an i-73 corridor to turn that into a corridor of hope. >> but i'm asking you about the nature of the way you're characterizing president obama as a food stamp president. go ahead. >> i'm trying to make a point to you. when conservatives care about the poor and conservatives offer ideas to help the poor and suggest the poor would rather have a paycheck than a food stamp, the liberals who have failed them at places like the new york times scream racism because they have no defense for the failure of liberal institutions, which have trapped poor children in bad schools, bad neighborhoods, crime situations, liberal solutions have failed. >> let's move on.
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back in 1995, your ex-wife told vanity fair she could e derail your campaign with one tv interview. tonight she's giving that interview. is there anything she can say, newt gingrich, that could end your campaign? >> i'm not going to say anything negative about mary ann. my two daughters have sent a letter to the president of abc news saying from a family perspective they think this is wrong. they think abc should not air anything like this. and intruding into family things that are more than a decade old are simply wrong. i'll let my daughters speak for them. i'm sure they would be glad to come on and speak with you. i'm focused on the big issues that concern the american people, which are the current challenges we have, largely because of the failure of the obama presidency. >> is your ex-wife someone people should see as credible on
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your character? >> i think that my two daughters are credible of my character. i think the people who have known me a long time are credible on my character. we have lots of folks willing to speak about this. i'm not going to. i'm a 68-year-old grandfather. they see how close i am to my current wife. they see how close i am to my children. they will have to make their mind up. but we have real stories this week of the failure of the obama administration, and i realize that the media would like to do anything but cover his failures, but you look at the keystone pipeline, the saudi decision to go with china to build nuclear capability. you look at the failure of this administration to stand up to the iranians and cancel an exercise. we have a lot we can talk about about real problems. >> you have a busy few days ahead leading up to south carolina. thank you so much for joining us
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this morning. >> that was our conversation earlier this morning. it's 7:13 pacific time. >> we turn now to italy and the latest on the cruise ship disaster. divers resumed the search for 21 people who are still missing. rough seas could threat than operation. michelle ko zin ski is joining us this morning. good morning to you. >> reporter: hi, matt. every time that boat moves, divers can't go near it. day after day, this generates more global anger against the c captain. this morning police say they want to talk to a young woman who may have been on the ship's bridge when it crashed. he's being called the most hated man in italy. concordia captain fran chess co -- a phone conversation with the port authority officer he
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did not abandon ship. >> the ship listed abrupt ri and we were thrown into the water. >> reporter: now he told prosecutors he tripped and fell into a lifeboat. so comesvi vilification from th papers, online, and even t-shirts quoting the officers yelling to get back on board. the other voice on the line was the port authority's captain, being called a hero. this was the first time ever they launched a rescue before a ship had asked for it. the first time, they say, see a captain leave a ship. >> it's a modern question. >> reporter: in this video, welcoming passengers on what's believed to be this cruise. he wishes them, what he hopes, is an unforgettable journey. industry analysts using
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satellite data took an identical route during a festival in august. it was authorized and charted by the cruise line and the coast guard. >> he must have come possibly within touching distance. sg sglu. >> reporter: this is what the concordia looks like, visible even from space. new video emerged from the depths of the once grand ship, now full of murky water lit only by search lights. the first identity of a victim has been released. a violinist who helped other people leave and then went back for his violin. the families of those still missing, their photos hung in town, must wait. russell rabello, his brother seen last seen assisting passengers to lifeboats. >> i'm very proud of him.
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>> reporter: carnival says they are committed to help everyone providing counselling, refunds, and also says they will address the loss of personal property on board. matt? >> all right. thank you, michelle. let's get a check of the rest of the top stories with natalie. >> good morning, everyone. we begin with new weather concerns this morning out west. more ice, snow, and heavy rain are expected in parts of washington and oregon and milder temperatures over the next two days could cause flooding there. on wednesday, seattle avoided a major winter storm, but it still saw seven inches of snow and ice-covered roads are expected to be a problem for drivers. 40,000 people in tacoma lost power. in the meantime, coastal oregon got battered with 100 mile per hour winds. republicans have been quick
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to criticize president obama for rejecting the oil pipeline from canada to texas. the president blocked the $7 billion plan temporarily saying more environmental studies were needed. john boehner accused the president of destroying tens of thousands of jobs. > ru purt murdoch spoke again today. and look at this tennis tantrum on wednesday. he game so miffed he was losing he began slamming his tennis racket into a mangled mess. but it wasn't over there. he grabbed another racket from his bag, slammed that one too, and then went for another. and then, one more. four total. he went on to lose the match and was fined $800.
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there's an kml example of a sore loser. let's turn it back over to matt, ann, and al. >> you need the racket. >> probably the nets too. >> what's up, mr. roker? >> our friends are going to get slammed one more time. not as bad as it appeared or did from yesterdays. it looks like we're going to get heavy rain, high winds, mountain snows. that's going to go into next week. the rain is going to spread into central and southern california. from san francisco all the way to portland. anywhere from three to eight inches of rain. the mountains could see one to two feet of snow. and they have blizzard warnings in parts of the western rockies. matt and i looking very much alike today. >> we look like weird flight attendants. >> yeah.
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>>catching a flight might be a problem out at sfo later. we've got a lot of rain on the way. make sure you're ready for that. as we head to the afternoon showers continue to slide to the south. take a look at how much rain is on the way. up to two inches just about everywhere across the bay. we get another storm on sunday. a few showers continue monday through wednesday. get that umbrella and i hope you have a great day. and that's your latest weather. >> al, thanks. now to the difficult recover roy for the texas model badly injured when she walked into a plane's propeller. we're seeing her for the first time since the accident. janet has the details this morning. >> reporter: good morning. this is such encouraging news for those who have been following her story.
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it's been six weeks since the accident. she's starteding to get out more. she's taking a break from grueling physical therapy. we have the first video of one of those outings. pictures that are revealing just how far this young woman has come. it was just a simple walk, but considering what she's been through, this was a triumph. lauren scrubs leaving her rehab center on tuesday. but she's walking without help and appears relaxed. her familiar blond hair in full view. but also visible, the effects of her devastating accident. when she unknowingly walked into a plane's propeller now six weeks ago. a patch covers the area where she lost her left eye, and her jacket pulled over her left arm. her hand on that side was severed in the accident. >> she's still a beautiful girl, but she's lost sight in one eye
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and lost one hand. it means a lot of work ahead in accepting the losses and figure out how to function. >> reporter: the accident happened in early december. the part-time model and fashion blogger has been in a small plane with a friend looking at christmas lights. she hit the prop after they landed, the pilot told investigators. despite him telling her to walk around the back of the plane. doctors say she's lucky to have even survived. her mother, always by her daughter's side, has been updating her recovery on a blog that's topped a million views. but the stress may be taking a toll. usually optimistic, on wednesday she wrote, i want to appear upbeat is positive, but i'm burdened. more burdened than i have ever been. it's just hard to watch her come to grips she lost her hand and eye. it's hard to hear her tears.
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her mom may be struggling, but lauren, has had only words of thanks on her own website. i don't know how to thank each one of you properly for so much love during this difficult incident in my life. my heart is so grateful beyond what i could ever imagine. >> being a model, this has been her identity. and what is in store for her is a lot of work to find a new violent. a new source of success and feeling good about herself. >> reporter: there are still questions about the extent of neurological damage that she may have, but the new pictures are giving so many people a reason to cheer. >> thank you so much. still ahead, did the obama administration give filmers classified information about the killing of osama bin laden. first, this is "today" on nbc.
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book from john f. kennedy's assistant. >> good morning everyone. the time now is 7:26. i'm jon kelley. we have developing news in the south bay. fire crews are cleaning up a house fire. bob redell is live on the scene where we're learning one firefighter has been injured. >> reporter: yes, but she is expected to be okay. good morning to you, jon. firefighters have knocked down this fire after spending two hours trying to drown out those flames. what made the fire so challenging is the fact that this house on norwood avenue was large and spread out over multiple levels. the fire department was not able to save the home but did keep it
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from spreading to other homes and the hillside. the only person inside when the fire started was able to get out on their own. that was the owner. as i mentioned one firefighter was taken to the hospital for her back. the fire department is looking to whether this fire started with a fire in the fireplace. reporting live in san jose, bob redell, bay area news. >> thank you. time to check that commute to work. and mike inouye tells us sounds like issues in san francisco. >> the underground service for muni is halted because of a car that went into one of the portals so. no muni light rail service. t rail also is halted. there are shuttle buses. the car sounds like it's going to take the day for them to remove it and repair the rail service. shuttle buses are in place. we talked to the muni system and they advise you to find a different way to get to work. this is going to be a problem
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for muni all morning at least, likely into the afternoon and the evening. at least the roadways are dry now. it's not helping much for the folks but around the area it's better. >> we are about an hour away from steady rain moving into the north bay so it will not stay dry. temperatures more on the mild side than this time yesterday. you can see that right now, a little batch of rain starting to develop just off shore of marin county. the showers will intensify this afternoon. we get more rain, stronger storm moves in for friday, and then sunday, a third potent storm moves into the bay area. >> thank you very much. the latest traffic and news, check out on facebook. ♪ okay, so who ordered the cereal that can help lower cholesterol and who ordered the yummy cereal? yummy. that's yours. lower cholesterol. lower cholesterol. i'm yummy. lower cholesterol. i got that wrong didn't i? [ male announcer ] want great taste?
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♪ well that's pretty, we're back at 7:30 on a thursday morning, 19th day of january, 2012. it is cold in new york city, as you look out across central park. and the hudson river in the background. now down to ground level, these people chilling, and i mean that literally, only about 19 degrees out on the plaza this morning. we'll get out there a little later. all bundled up to say hi to them. meanwhile, inside studio 1a, i'm matt lauer alongside ann curry with advice that's going to interest a lot of people. >> everybody in the studio is already talking about. we have a segment coming up on how you can look ten pounds thinner just by changing the way
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you dress. we've got an expert in the house to help us figure out how. >> optical illusion, is that what you're saying? >> that's right. pin stripes. it works. then one of the world's last great adventures, more people have walked on the moon than have traveled to the deepest waters on earth. that could soon change. coming up, we'll take you for a ride on an incredible new submarine. and also in today's professional, star, donnie and dr. nancy will tackle the day's hot topics, including celebrity chef anthony bour dane's harsh words for paula deen for promoting a diabetes medication now that she's announced she has diabetes. we begin with a new tell-all book from john f. kennedy jr.'s former assistant, 12 years after his tragic death. tamron hall joins us now. >> he was the reluctant prince of camelot who grew up before our eyes. when jfk jr. often dubbed the most eligible bachelor in the world, found a mate in a beautiful sophisticated new york fashion executive, the world
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took notice. >> john and carolyn were one of the most famous couples on the planet. >> in a new book, "fairy tale interrupted," john's assistant, rose marie terenzio, says there was more to this couple than their public persona. she writes, john was more than a mannequin of good looks and privilege. carolyn was not this uptight, cold and guarded person. >> sometimes he was incredibly sweet and genuine. she was a real person. very motherly with her friends. very caring. >> the author spoke to "people" magazine about the book, in which she reveals, despite being one of the most photographed couples in the world, even john and carolyn were surprised by the attention their 1996 wedding, a secret affair, generated. >> they called rosemary and said, did it make the papers? and she said, are you kidding me? it's everywhere. >> as with many couples, terenzio says things weren't always perfect. >> it was very difficult for carolyn to get used to being in the limelight. and i think she did need some empathy on his part. >> rose marie says by the summer
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of '99, the couple's relationship was strained. she said carolyn did not want to attend his cousin's wedding in cape cod. according to "people" magazine she told rose marie, i'm not a priority, it's is always something else, "george" john's magazine. somebody getting fired, a trip to meet advertisers. >> that morning, she spoke to carolyn, told her that she thought she should go, it was a family wedding and she thought she should be there. >> carolyn did join john that day in july of 1999, accompanied by her sister, lauren. the three never made it to their destination, when john, the pilot, lost control of his plane in heavy fog. >> nbc news has learned that a small plane being piloted by jn f. kennedy jr. has been reported missing. >> rose marie was staying at the couple's apartment when she got the fateful call. she writes, i thought about my last conversation with carolyn. and how i had told her to get on the plane. oh, god. >> 12 years later, rose marie does regret that they had that conversation.
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but i think one thing she feels, is that carolyn bessette in the end did what she wanted to do. >> we reached out to the kennedy family for reaction, but did not hear back. the bessette family declined to comment. answer? ann? tamron hall, thank you. now let's get a check of the weather from al. today's weather is brought to you by turbo tax. get step-by-step guidance to the maximum refund you deserve. it is a brisk morning here. and a sweet 16. what's your name? >> rachel. >> where are you from? >> virginia. >> very nice. you are so 40! >> i am. >> you look great, what's your name? >> thank you. i'm kelly. >> where are you from? >> nashville. >> nice to see you, happy birthday. >> thank you. your sign almost matches your nose. >> i believe it. >> let's check your weather, we'll show you today, we're looking at cold weather. you think this is cold? it's ten degrees below zero in bismarck, 36 in casper. 6 in des moines.
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in east it's a little bit warmer. afternoon temperatures, 8 below in glass cou, 7elow in fargo, salt lake city 48 degrees. the rest of the country, as far as the high temperatures, we are looking at temperatures warming up a little bit as you head down to texas. only in the 70s, southern florida as well. single digits and 20s in new england and the northeast. heavy rain moves into the pacific northwest. northern california. flooding possible. arctic air funneling down into the plains. and we've got some lake-effect snowshowers as a clipper moves across through the great lakes. that's what's go >> i'm nbc meteorologist christina loren coming to you live from the weather center. we're tracking showers on the radar. the first of three storms that will impact us through sunday. you can see right now light rain starting to push into the north bay, steady rain in the forecast as of 8:00 a.m., just about a half hour away from that showers will continue until 1:00 a.m. tonight. then a stronger round of rain moves in friday, look at all of
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the moisture headed our way. grab that umbrella. keep it handy. showers continue through wednesday. and that's your latest weather. matt? now a controversy that's getsing a lot of attention in washington, did the obama administration leak classified information about the killing of osama bin laden to hollywood film-makers? nbc's kristen dahlgren is following the story for us. kristen, good morning to you. >> good morning, matt. we're talking about this as yet untitled film by oscar winner katherine bigelow that details the hunt for osama bin laden. but some say the hollywood version may contain a little too much truth. hollywood has long had a love affair with war movies. but when word surfaced that hollywood had set its sights on last year's osama bin laden raid, some in washington, led by new york republican, peter king, claimed the filmmakers were leaked top-secret information.
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the new film is from the duo best known for the oscar winner "the hurt locker." director katherine bigelow and screen writer, mark bowles. when a "new york times" column suggested the filmmakers were being given top-level access to the most classified mission in history, amid reports that bowles gained access do a high-level c.i.a. ceremony honoring those who killed him. on wednesday, the white house denied any wrongdoing. >> those days with folks involved in making this film or writing books or articles or doing tv pieces, we said all the same things and none of it was classified. >> the film was slated to be released in october and republicans worried it would help president obama's re-election bid. bigelow openly supported him in 2008. the movie's release has been pushed back to after the election. in a statement the producing duo
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called the bin laden raid an american triumph. claiming there's no basis to suggest that our film will represent this enormous victory otherwise. retired marine captain dale dye is a military adviser for hollywood and has consulted on and appeared in more than 100 movies and tv shows. he finds the idea of top-secret leaks more likely in the movie than real like. >> i think the risk that classified material was formally shared with filmmakers, whether it's katherine bigelow or anybody else, i think is very, very slim. >> the filmmakers pointed out they've been working on this idea for years and they have cooperated with past administrations. but the c.i.a. and the defense department are investigating in a statement the c.i.a. told us the protection of national security is an integral part of its mission. matt? >> kristen dahlgren on the story. new york congressman peter king is the chairman of the house on homeland security. have you personally seen any
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evidence that indicates that these filmmakers were given classified information? >> i've seen evidence that before they even met with the filmmakers, there was reports put out by the administration, there were newspaper articles written which did contain classified information. mistakes i believe made by the administration and leaking it out. >> do you, but do you have any evidence that these two filmmakers, katherine bigelow and mark boal have talked to someone who gave them classified information? >> no, the defense department had preliminary investigation, based on that they decided to do a full investigation. so obviously the defense department believes something is there. >> obviously there was so much written and said about that raid that killed bin laden in the days after it went down, in august of 2011. that the "new yorker" published a very detailed account of the raid titled "getting bin laden." did you feel there was clay fied information in that account? >> i had a former c.i.a. official analyze that for me. there was between 12 and 15 classified pieces of information come out in the "new yorker"
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magazine. the way the helicopter had been modified. the observation post we had used. how we had launched prior raids. how many people involved, the weaponry, all of that. >> leaks happen all the time in washington, we know that, it's like a sieve. do you think this was an intentional leak to paint the obama administration in the best possible light? are you willing to take that leap of faith? >> i believe they were taking to make the obama administration look good. and i think mistakes were made. i was on your show the day after the raid. i give president obama all the credit for this. he deserves tremendous credit for the raid. i no he people in the situation room who told him not to go ahead with it and he did it, anyway. >> what about your motivation? had it been a republican president who was in office at the time osama bin laden was killed, and a movie was to come out that would paint that operation in the best possible light, would you be sitting here today? >> i would. >> i think there should be a movie made about this. these people performed heroically, the president did a great job. my concern is that people mistakenly in the administration
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will be giving out information they should not. >> we now know that the movie will not be released in october, it will come out after the election. would you suggest that the movie must be screened by the military or the c.i.a. before it's released? would you go that far? >> i'm saying that as it's being done, the c.i.a. is going to have someone working with the film. the defense department is going to investigate it, yeah. i don't want anything in there that's going to help the enemy. >> peter king, congressman from new york. good to see you. 7:41. up next the race to the bottom of the abyss. some amazing new sights deep below the ocean's surface. righ i love taxes. people say to me, "you're so lucky. after tax season, you get to relax." we're not here for a couple of months; we're here year-round. after april 15th, we don't close down. we're working late, learning next year's tax laws, to make sure that turbotax is the easy way to get your taxes done right. and we even guarantee that all turbotax calculations are accurate. i'm lisa skelly, and i'm an experienced tax professional. man: go to
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completely unexplored, unmapped for science and millions of species still thought undiscovered. our magical journey begins in the caribbean ocean. several mims off the coast of the bahamas, where this astounding new submarine is being tested. dive after dive. day and night. we're about to go down into the deep ocean. many people like to say that the final frontier is outer space, but we know more about the surface of mars and the dark side of the moon than we do about the deep ocean. our submersible is the triton 3300. 13 feet long, nine feet wide, it's designed to take three passengers down. as the name suggests, 3300 feet deep. >> get in, quick. >> meet our pilot. >> my hatch is secured, my lifeboat systems are running. >> pat rick leahy, the head of the triton submarines. the head of this technology.
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it's fast, smooth and silent going down. >> it's 167 millimeters thick hull. and just several minutes, we descend hundreds of feet. and a classic adventure into eternal darkness. we fall through what's called marine snow. particles of mainly dead plankton. >> down at about 300 feet, the more we descend, the more we lose light. we're traveling through twilight. it's the most extraordinary feeling i have ever had. this remarkable glass sphere is designed to withstand massive pressures. if you take everyone in a large football stadium and stand them on that one square meter, that's the pressure on the surface of the sphere. now down past 400 feet, with the external light on we see a sloping wall. >> three of them, do you see? one, two, three. look at the size of that fish.
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>> triton's next submersible, they say, will be able to reach the deepest part of the ocean, in the mariana trench in the western pacific ocean, it's 36,000 feet below the surface, that's seven miles down. today's military subs only go down to three or 4,000 feet. no one really knows what's down there. it's considered the most inhospitable place on our planet. and only once has ever been seen by human eyes. in 1960, two explorers descended in the u.s. navy's trieste, a steel research vessel with a tiny window. they spent just 20 minutes at the bottom. it was one of the greatest feats of exploration of the mechanical age. >> over 95% of the ocean has never been explored. every dive will be a voyage of discovery. >> so it's not alone in the race. virgin's tycoon, richard branson, director james cameron,
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google's executive chairman eric schmidt and china is now in the mix with a submersible. >> something as exciting and as exploratory and new is going to the deepest part of the ocean will capture people's imagination. >> on our triton test dive, we go as far as 500 feet down. look at all of these colors. we're gliding through another world. it's an extraordinary taste of what's next to come for submarine exploration. >> we want to build a commercial and viable vehicle. we want to allow scientists, tourists, exploration geologists and geophysicists, whoever wants to go to the deep ocean, we want to be able to take them. >> triton is already working on their next submarine. it will be tested in two to three years and will descend to the ocean's deepest point in less than an hour and a half. the estimated cost? $15 million.
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good morning everyone. the time is 7:56. i'm jon kelley. tough news for the commute. muni's light rail system shut down as crews try to pull a car off of the tracks. we have a live look now at the scene. the muni spokesman paul row says an suv entered the tunnel at church and debow street. no trains were involved in this incident but muni has put shuttles in place along the light rail route to try to help kofrmt we bring in our traffic expert mike inouye. how is this going to affect the commute? >> when they shut the underground lines the bus bridges have to travel above ground with the rest of the commute traffic so expect big delays. we have shuttle buses in place west portal and embarcadero stations the end point.
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the 60s going to add. the alternates are listed. we have a link to them. look for muni. we have all of these folks heading into the city that's going to congest streets bought smooth flow overall for the freeways, pretty standard slowing 101 and 280 off the peninsula or across the golden gate bridge. your jams as we approach the 8:00 hour. the roadways now are smooth along the peninsula we expect of course that rain that you're looking at. >> that, two hours away from steady rain in san francisco. right now you can see as forecast about 8:00 and we've got our steady rain moving in. showers will continue to spread to the south this afternoon. we're going to have to wait in the south bay, though, probably upwards of about 4:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m. when the rain will start to intensify here. by tomorrow we get a stronger round of rain, saturday a break, and then sunday a potent storm moves in, heavy rain forecast for the big game. back to you, jon. >> thank you.
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for the latest traffic and news check out nbc bay area on facebook. we'll finish with a look at the muni light rail system shut down as they pull a car off the tracks.
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up 8:00 now on tmorning, januar crowd is bundled up very tight. it is a chilly morning here on rockefeller plaza. the smiles are keeping us warm as we stand outside to say hi. i'm ann curry along with matt lauer and al roker. >> it's a special remote edition. they are going to tackle the hot
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topics of the day including the fall out on paula dean that she has type ii diabetes. people have interesting things to say about that. also you're involved in a relationship with a spouse who you married or a boyfriend or girlfriend. would you give as a sign of commitment that person your passwords? >> you know, boy. i haven't even given them to my husband. >> we'll talk about that. >> okay, stop. also coming up, we're going to talk about something much more important. how to look ten pounds slimmer. we have an expert in the house who says if you wear certain kinds of clothing in just the right way, you can look a lot thinner. we're going to find out what her tricks are. >> and later on in our fourth hour, you might hear the strains of "reunited and it feels so
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good." regis and kathy lee, together again. >> they look exactly the same. >> i'm really looking forward to this. there's a new book out. >> in the meantime, let's go inside and get a check of the news with natalie. >> thanks, guys. good morning. a developing story in politics. rick perry is dropping out of the race for the republican presidential nomination. he's holding a news conference this hour. his decision comes two days before the crucial south carolina primary. the latest nbc poll shows mitt romney leading in south carolina with newt gingrich surging right behind him. perry's campaign started strong, but it never recovered from a series of gaps, especially durgs televised debates. new outrage towards the captain of the ship. francesco schettino is facing
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manslaughter charges. but he claims he didn't abandon ship. he tripped and fell into a lifeboat. divers resume their search for 21 people still missing. let's head to wall street with cortney reagan. >> good morning, natalie. filed for bankruptcy protection, but with a $950 million credit lifeline it will continue to operate. look for tech and bank earnings to steer the direction of trade as well as a handful of economic reports. for a look at "best buy the big box fights back." that starts at 9:00 p.m. tonight. back to you. >> courtney reagan at the new york stock exchange, thank you. now here's brian williams with a look at what's coming up tonight on "nbc nightly news." hey, brian. >> thanks. good morning and coming up tonight when we join you for "nightly news" we're coming up on the south carolina
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primary of course. tom brokaw is there walking around, talking to folks, finding out with this media barrage under way, what's on voters' minds there. we'll check in with him. that and more tonight. natalie for now, back to you. >> all right. thank you, brian. now for a look at what is trending today. our quick round-up of what has you talking online. an apology has action movie star, mark wahlberg trending on google. wahlberg says he regrets telling "men's journal" that if he had been on one of the hijacked 9/11 planes, it would have gone down differently. adding, quote, there would have been a lot of blood in the first-class cabin. wahlberg's said his comments were disrespectful. indianapolis colts quarterback, peyton manning is a hot topic on yahoo! and twitter thanks to another top search, rob lowe, the actor caused a twitter storm after tweeting, hearing my fav number 18 peyton manning will not return to the nfl. wow. he is pal with the colts' owner. peyton's dad, archie said that's news to him. and wednesday's internet blackout protest against
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anti-piracy legislation inspired this song parody. which is now going viral on youtube. ♪ why oh why can you buy ♪ they got paid off and re-election denied ♪ ♪ our web needs more than lawyers, lobbies and lies ♪ ♪ speak up before the internet dies ♪ ♪ speak up before the internet dies ♪ >> all of the websites, meanwhile, that took part in that blackout protest are now back online. >> it's 8:05. you're up-to-date. let's go back outside to al for a check of the weather. >> thanks so much, natalie. where are you guys from? >> from oceanside. >> if you see tom brokaw, would you tell her to say hi for us. >> we're from south carolina. let's check your weather, our pick city of the day, allentown, p.a., increasing clouds from nbc 10. cold, 35 degrees. as we show you what's happening, we've got a clipper coming
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across, bringing light snow from chicago, second system will follow that between now and saturday, we are talking about generally, about one to three inches of snow. but in a swath of heavier snow, six to nine inches from chicago to central pennsylvania. new york city could see one to three inches of snow. that's what's going on around the country. >> i'm meteorologist christina loren live in the nbc bay area weather center and we are tracking a storm to the minute right now. you can see steady rain now moving into the north bay. we're about two hour away from steady rain in the city of san francisco and then the front spreads to the south as we head throughout the afternoon, getting your first showers in the south bay as of 4:00 p.m. more rain on the way as we head through friday. >> that's your latest weather. ann? >> thank you so much. should paula deen have come forward sooner about her diabetes? that's one of the topics that
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today's professionals will be tackling after this. y' datos today's professionals will be tacking after a break. ling afte.
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we're back now at 8:10 with a brand-new edition of today's professionals, star jones, donny deutsch and dr. nancy snyderman are ready to dish out. nancy has gone the extra mile to join us, she's in fort myers, florida. nice to see you all. >> hi, matt.
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>> let us start with something that happened on this program on tuesday. paula deen, the famous southern chef who likes the comfort food, lifestyle, came on the program and announced three years ago she was diagnosed with type ii diabetes, she has continued to go on this show and her own show and bring out the recipes high in fat and butter and calories. and we know that diet is one contributing factor to diabetes. nancy, i'll start with you, did paula deen do her audience a disservice by waiting three years to come forward with the news. >> her behavior is egregious. paula deen had a chance to do right thing and she blew it let's be real. you can't blame your genes for everything. and as a southerner, we know that obesity is the number one killer of for people with heart disease, diabetes, it's now an independent risk factor for cancer. if you're going to eat a diet high in sugar, fat and salt and then say, oh, by the way, it had nothing to do with how i am, and then foe three years, sit on
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that information and then make a seed deal with a pharmaceutical company to treat the problem? the real problem is to prevent the diabetes, not to treat it after the fact. absolutely blew it. >> guys, weigh in. >> i can, i can tell you my heart says, everybody has the right to reserve their own health information for when they're ready to handle it. and i know a little something about that. but what you don't have a right to do. is then to profit from it and that's when you make the decision to come out with the information. that will damage your brain. >> time-out. first of all, i'm not a believer that she makes america eat butter and -- >> absolutely. >> she is who we are. this country wants to eat and then we have to pay the price for solving it. >> donny, you're wrong. >> what do you mean, i'm wrong? what am i wrong about? >> here's what you're wrong about. people absolutely watch celebrity chefs.
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they watch these people as iconic figures. so she's in fact saying, this is yummy and it is yummy. and you can make it and at the same time talk portion control? give me a break. you're absolutely wrong. >> all i'm saying is she is a symbol of who we are as a nation and we want to indulge. >> and that's wrong. >> then let's indict our whole society. >> get on the part with the deal with the drug manufacturer. how do you feel about that part? >> i feel it's a smart deal for the drug manufacturer and she should do what she should do. let's hold, us accountable. she's no different than this country. >> it's not even about the obesity issue. it's about what the audience will ultimately say. were you telling the truth to me when you say this is what you eat? i know -- >> that's -- >> in ten seconds, nancy, you say her behavior is egregious. could she become a force for good in this, somehow? >> the right thing to do is say, folks, guess what, you're my following. i love you. this is southern cooking, this is part of my dna.
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but guess what, i'm sick now. so follow me as i change the recipes we know and love and make them better. because you know what, america, i want to lead you to a better place. that's the right thing to do. >> let's hope that happens. let me move on to this subject. you're involved in a relationship, you're married or deeting somebody. you get to the period in the relationship where there's a commitment. is a good way to show that commitment sharing, by sharing your passwords to online accounts and things like that with the significant other. donny, go? >> my password is leo, 4567. if that's what it comes down to to show a commitment, we've got a problem. i believe as individuals or as couples, you decide what level of connection. but i do think we live in a world where privacy is okay. there's such an overexposure. >> would you share your passwords with a significant other? >> i'm very practical. significant others don't last all the time. and for always and i've got to tell you, i'm not giving you my password that has all of my
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personal and private information. >> what about like netflix passwords. you're not going to give the code to your american express card. >> correct, netflix password is fine. but what i'm not going to do is give you information that can be used against me later on, if we're no longer together. >> nancy, is it a situation, should be it mutually assured destruction, like the cold war? in other words, if i give you my password, you have to give me yours? >> you know, you show me yours, i'll show you mine? no, listen, i'm with ann on this one. if she doesn't show her husband, i'm not showing mine. >> let me move onto the next one. i've got two minutes left. chris christie was on the show yesterday, he's someone who generate a lot of buzz in politics. they've been talking about him as a possible presidential candidate, he's brash, he's blunt. he's also like millions of americans, someone who struggles with his weight. he talked about it to oprah. if he decides to go on and seek higher office, in other words, the highest office in this land, will his weight be an issue? >> it will be an issue for his
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opponents. >> should it be yeah? >> yeah, honestly. what's going to happen, any time you put yourself out there in the political sphere, every aspect of your life is open to scrutiny. and one of the things they're going to talk about is can you control yourself. if you can't control yourself, can you control your administration. >> i actually think it helps his brand. people want nonpoliticians. he looks like us. having said that, once in office, it would bring up actual physical challenges for that job. but actually i think it adds to his brand. >> nancy if he's the most qualified candidate in an upcoming race for president, are people going to hold it against him? >> matt, if he showed up today and said, i want to join the u.s. army, he would not meet the qualifications to serve. so how can he be the commander-in-chief? it's time to elect a man who has the fortitude to push himself away from the table and leave. >> keep in mind, he looks like a
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lot of people in this country. >> but a lot of people aren't ready to be the president. >> maybe our leaders aren't supposed to look like us. maybe our leaders are supposed to be smarter than we are, leaner than we are that's why they're called leaders. i don't want joe schmoe next to me. >> the guy is -- >> what's wrong with you guys this morning? >> nancy, you're in naples, so you're whacked out. joe schmoe, because he's heavy? you're tough when you're not with us. >> it's not about him being overweight. it's about the perception of how people who are overweight are perceived. they think we are, we lack discipline. if you lack discipline in your personal life, the question will be will you lack discipline when it comes to making the hard decisions. i know what the feeling is. >> i know he's smart and a great politician and he's going to run. i happen to thing he has a lot of interesting guys and he's a guy to watch. but i think it's going to come up. >> nancy, thanks for joining us from florida. donny and star, thanks for joining us as always.
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the senior fashion editor of "marie claire" magazine. we want to encourage people to get healthy and lose weight. but how much can we actually depend on fashion to help us out? >> i think we can a lot. there's sort of minimum effort, maximum rewards, just by learning how to shop and knowing your body type. >> and there are some specific mistakes that you say women make. let me go down the list of some of these mistakes. number one we'll talk about how to slim down our hips. which you know there are a lot of women listening who say, hey, that may be me. we'll talk about that and we're going to bring out a photograph now of a model who is very brave. all of our models are very brave. meredith klein shown in this picture, what's wrong with this dress? >> there's so many things wrong with this dress. actually first up we have the print. now the print is extremely bold and it's all over. you can totally wear a print, but you want to take it away from the area that you're trying to minimize. so here we have a version which definitely works.
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with a print. >> okay, here it is. and here's meredith klein in the look that you've created. she does look a lot slimmer. how did you do this? >> the thing is here, that the blazer obviously, this is a great print. and we're drawing it away from the hips. now, obviously black is the best friend when it comes to minimizing and the black skirt flows over the hip area and it's nothing too tight. the one thing you want to avoid. >> it's also very thin, so it doesn't add any sort of volume. >> absolutely. it flows away and also the pleats draw the eye vertically, so it makes you look even taller and slimmer. and shapewear is very important. do not forget the shapewear. but remember that shapewear, there isn't just one shapewear fix. >> meredith, you're such a great sport. thank you. now moving on how to slim the stomach. that i know a lot of people think about. what's wrong with the first
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picture of alicia edwards. >> she is wearing a shapeless sweater dress. the actual dress itself is like i said, shapeless, she's tried to give it shape with the belt. but the belt is obviously accentuates the widest part and also it's too small. you have to think about the accessories you're choosing. it should be in proportion with the body shape. >> let's take a look at alicia today. >> there we go. it's super-slim alicia. the thing is the main focus here is the skirt. the skirt is a heavy cotton. and it almost acts as a girdle around the waist. it's the high-waist finish and the polka dot is an optical illusion. with the dots taking away the attention. now we'll move on to minimize a large chest. not a problem that i have, but a problem that leslie has, let's take a look at her first picture. what's wrong with the picture? >> well this tells it. three things, it's white, the
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worst most unflattering color you can wear. the turtleneck is definitely unflattering. because it basically unifies the bust and the chest and making it swell. >> let's take a look at leslie today. >> black v-neck is your best friend. it slim lines you, the v-neck sits perfectly on the chest and she's got these fabulous legs, so we're watching red pants which draws attention to the legs. >> you look terrific. thank you so much, leslie. now how to slim down your bottom. and we have a before picture with lindsay brown. what's wrong with this? >> lindsay chose to wear a skinny jean, which actually does not hold her in. it's made full of like ra. >> and now let's see how she looks now. >> with the darker jean and the flare jean which balances the bottom. >> i love that. and with the color around her neck really helps. >> the color brings the eye up so we avoid any unwanted attention where we don't want
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it. >> thank you so much. and thanks to all of our models. and we'll be back right after this. the time is 8:26. i'm john kelly. police say the 14-year-old turned himself in on monday. he's being charged with robbery, sexual assault and kidnapping for sexual assault for the attack that happened earlier this month. right now he is charged as a juvenile, but the alameda county district attorney's office plans to ask a judge to charge him as an adult once a behavioral study has been completed. right now we want to give a check on your commute to work with possibly good news on an
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update with things happening in san francisco. >> christy smith on the scene just called me, she's seen the passengers passing by her location where a car went in there. a car has been removed from the tracks, but it's still in the tunnel so there's still more work to be done. as if you still want to take an alternate go to nbc bay we have a link to the alternates listed by the usmta. >> thank you for the updates and we'll get your traffic and news updates right now on nbcbayarea on facebook and we'll be back with another local news update. for now, the "today" show rolls on.
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we're back now, 8:30 on a thursday morning. the 19th day of january. 2012. we mentioned it before, we'll mention it again. it's a heating trend, it's 21 degrees on the plaza right now. a chilly morning in the northeast. hope it's nice where you're waking up. i'm matt lauer, along with ann curry.
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natalie morales and mr. al roker. coming up we'll talk about the end of an era. >> the old-fashioned lipo has gone the way of the dinosaurs. what do you do if you're not happy with those new energy-efficient bulbs? our expert lou manfredini is here with more. >> travel agents with everybody going online to book their flights and hotels. we thought travel agents might become ex-tipgt. travel agents can help you save time and money. if you know how to pick the right travel agent. and it is the return of our bow to wow segments. and we've got great dogs and kitties. so it's meow to wow. >> that was supposed to be a surprise. >> oh! >> don't worry about it. >> we have a lizard, too. >> well, anyway, 100% placement
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so far of these cats and dogs. and now pets. go ahead, matt. >> let's talk about the weather. >> jill just added a wildabeest. >> and a snake! we've got more heavy rain moving into northern california. parts of oregon as well. snow makes its way across the rockies, arctic air coming into the plains, some lake-effect snow thanks to clipper bringing light snow there. tomorrow it will be frigid from the plains, great lakes, cold here in the northeast. mild down in florida. sunshine and warm texas into the southwest. a lot of heavy rain, central california up the coast with windy conditions and mountain snows. loren live in the nbc bay area weather center. well, we've got a lot of rain on the way and it is starting up in the north bay, steady rain progressing to the south. san francisco, you're about an hour away from your first steady rain showers. we'll continue to see the front
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slide to the south by 4:00 p.m. san jose getting wet. a little bit of a break overnight. we stopped the clock at future cast right at 8:00 p.m. tomorrow and then we get another storm sunday into monday. i hope you have a great day. >> check your weather any time of the day or night. go to the weather channel on cable or > nice and warm. you. we'll be talking about why the old-fashioned light bulb is going away and what you can do about it with lou manfredini. but first, this is "today" on nbc.
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♪ ♪ ♪ when the lights go down in the city ♪ >> what i'm sighing right now, is al dance to this song. this morning on today's home, let there be light. a new era in light bulbs is supposed to begin with congress passing a law banning the sale
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of the old-fashioned kind that have been around since thomas edison. "today" contributor, lou manfredini, host of the syndicated tv show, "house smarts" is here to explain how this is going to affect all of us. wasn't this supposed to kick in on the first of the year? >> and it did. the real misinformation on this is the law is in fact current. what changed were the misinformation, is there's no money to enforce it. so it's like the speed limit is 55, but there are going to be no police on the road. >> if i go to the store today, can i find these? >> absolutely. but they're not being manufactured. it's the 100-watt, regular incandescent lightbulb that can no longer be manufactured and sold once the current stock is out. i don't want people to hoard these things. >> we're going to tell them why that wouldn't be such a good idea, anyway. if you go to the store you're going to find the new variety. what's the biggest difference between this guy here and these? >> here's the thing. what people lose out on is the fact that yes, these are
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cheaper. but the real cost is the usage. >> the can get four of these for $1.99. >> where you're spending the money is on the energy. if you replace the fix, most used light bulbs in your home with compact fluorescent light bulbs, you'll save $60 a year, no question. if you change all of them, matt, this basket is the average number of bulbs. when they're all on, they use 3,000 watts. if i change these, i'm only using 650 watts of energy. >> so while we're using them, they cost you less. and they last a long time. >> right. here's what i want people to understand. not all compact fluorescent light bulbs and we'll talk about l.e.d.s, are made alike. you need to stick with brands like phillips, sylvania, ge. when you get into the ones who say, we'll give you ten for $5. they're not going to last that long and people say, hey, i bought these things and they didn't last. if you bought the name brands, you're going to save money year
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after year. >> esthetically, people have always complained that the kind of light you get from them, and i know this one is different, but that light is a white, bright light and people don't like that in rooms. this is different. >> this is a compact fluorescent light bulb with a shell over the top. this back here is a little bit dimmer is a halogen bulb. this is similar to an incandesce incandescent. it's dimmable and we have dimmable cfls, that uses 40% electricity. >> when you go to the store, you won't see anything that says watts on the package any more. it's go about lumens. >> and we can illustrate that here. with l.e.d. bulbs, buy this when your child is an infant. when they come home from college, you will leave that light on, to make sure they get home okay. it will last 20 years. >> how much does it cost? >> $27. it will last 20 years. >> before i get to wattage here,
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what about safety while we're still here? people say they've got mercury in them. >> i'm holding a pen, on the tip of the pen is the amount of mercury that's in a compact fluorescent light bulb. >> so if you break one of these, it's not a health hazard. >> worry about something else, coal-fired power plants dump 50 tons of mercury into the atmosphere every year. >> how should you dispose of them? >> many big box stores allow you to recycle them. even the epa says if they can't do that, some states require it, be careful wiping it up, don't lick it. you and i -- >> which i think is good advice for a lot of things. >> you and i in science class, we played with mercury, remember? other than the third eye that you have, you're fine. >> if i'm replacing a 100-watt incandescent bulb, how many lumens would i look to have the same level of light? >> so, this is a little lumens decoration here where we're showing you. 100-watt bulb uses about 1600 lumens. when you go to the store, this is what the new packaging looks like.
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it's a lot like what happens on the back of a water heater that tells you the life and the energy used. it's going to give you the information to understand the light output. no longer are wattage. we all know what 100 watt is, the light that it gives off. now you have to pay attention to the lumens. >> so 60 watts would be 800 lumens. >> that's what you're looking for. >> subtle lighting in a nice room. >> here's an illustration of the energy. i've got a cfl running off of this meter. you can see the meter spinning slowly. this is the energy that you use, if i click over to that 100 watt, that's the money that you're spending ever are i single day. you don't need the new law to tell you to do this. this just makes sense. and overall, we use less energy, better for the environment and you will save more money. >> how long does that one last, again? >> 20 years. >> thank you, point well made. lou manfredini. up next, have you had a bad experience booking your own trip online? when you should consider using a
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travel agent and when you shouldn't. but first, this is "today" on nbc.
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this morning on today's travel, when to use a travel agent. you might think that booking your own flights and hotels online is the way to go but according to "u.s.a. today," satisfaction using that method has dropped sharply in recent years. so when is a travel agent right for you? well, matthew upchurch is the ceo of virtuoso network travel. good morning to you. a lot of people have gotten used to using online services to figure out how to travel. why shouldn't they? why shouldn't we keep doing this? >> besides saving you time, the other thing about a great travel adviser is they're going to get you the best value. and as warren buffett says, price is what you get, price is what you pay, value is what you get. but also, they will collaborate with you. they'll throw in ideas, they'll
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make travel planning fun. and most importantly, when things go wrong, they're there to back you up. >> a lot of people don't use travel agents, because they have the sense they're going it charge us a lot more. you just talked about value. but can you actually save money still using a travel agent? >> a travel, a great travel adviser can save you money by making sure you got what you really wanted. you can pay a low price and get something that wasn't worth it. and they charge sometimes like as little as $35 for a simple airline ticket. and people that love their travel advisers put them on retainers, even. >> you need to figure out the right travel agent. how do you do that? is there a place you can go or do you start building your relationship over time? >> travel advisers great professional passionate travel advisers are likeny other profession. you'll find a financial adviser or architect or something like that do you it through referrals, you find out people that have been taking trips and things like that. you look at their accreditations and make sure that they're part of a network.
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we know that you can't know everything about everybody. you wnt to make sure they're part of a network that supports them. >> here's what i a good travel adviser should do. a, find the best deal. how do you know if your travel agent is doing that? >> i think it's about the value. the whole emphasis on just the lowest price, they will make sure. and a great travel adviser, if you come in with an online deal, and they say, i can't match that they'll be the first to tell you. >> they should help you if things go wrong. if you're on a trip and things go wrong, they should be able to help you. >> we had one of our agencies in albuquerque that had a couple that was on costa. they had been evacuated to rome and the travel agent and adviser in albuquerque actually saw it was going to cost them thousands of dollars to get back to new mexico on short notice. booked them through barcelona, go the in overnight. got them there and back for thousands of dollars less. >> that's an interesting point. so they can actually be your troubleshooter when things go
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wrong. that's an interesting story. they should be able to find options that you've not considered. in other words, options of where to go or how to get there? >>well let's say that a great one. you want to be collaborative. you want to have fun doing it. you come and say, everybody loves to talk about travel. but for example, you're going back to europe. well you haven't considered for example, river cruising. river cruising is this hot new category, these beam ships have been, you pay in u.s. dollars, you unpack once, you get off and ride your bike, do all this stuff. it's fantastic. you may not have considered that. that's what a great travel adviser will do. >> in this way, it can help you realize some dreams that you may have to travel. in other words that you don't want to get to the point where you have sort of didn't get done. don't have places you didn't get to go to. your travel agent can help you figure out where you really want to go. >> that to me is the coolest part about having a great relationship with a travel adviser. every time you come back, you have a good one, you're going to get on the phone after you got
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back. what did you love, what did you learn, what would you do differently? you start to like plan the future and have a plan. how is it that we actually have financial advisers to manage money, but we actually don't have somebody in our lives to help us manage our most valuable thing, our free time and our time with our loved ones? >> that's a good question. you've made a strong argument, we can save money, have more fun. we have to be careful about finding the right travel agent. any more tips on that? >> i think one important thing, they are advisers. they're not order-takers. so sit down, understand what's valuable to you. tell them what's important to you and make sure they know how to listen. financial advisers do return on investment. we do return on life. >> matthew upchurch, thank you so much. good information. and coming up next, from bow to wow, eager dogs looking for new homes. but first, this is "today" on nbc. it's your social network.
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all mixed together. with galaxy nexus by samsung, now you can organize your contacts into circles, like you do in real life. so you can choose what people see and what they don't. and with the speed of verizon 4g lte, you can chat as a group in a googleplus hangout without missing a beat. introducing the first phone built for android 4.0. only at verizon. today's bow to wow is brought to you by purr evena, your pet, our passion. >> we're back now at 8:49 with our special series from bow to wow, where we clean up shelter dogs and find them brand-new homes. we're pleased to say we still have a 100% success rate.
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jill rappaport is today's animal advocate. that's a great record, what do you have for us this morning? >> we're so excited. new year and a great time to adopt. today we have another great pack of pooches and a little surprise, well maybe not. all leading with wagging tails for loving homes. >> i mean, really, can we say awww. this little angel, or this furry angel is nala. 3-month-old pomeranian, pure. >> yes. she's surrendered, in foster care, they absolutely love her and she's the perfect puppy. >> as sweet as can be. very quiet and it would be suitable for anybody of any age. yes, you're just a little angel. aww. >> we have another puppy. 9-month-old beautiful black lab named cooper. >> cooper is a dog surrendered, he knows some of his basic
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commands. >> he's very well behaved. now he's really great condition. >> great condition, great shape, he will get a little bigger, because he is a pup. >> this is charlie. >> this is a 2-year-old pekingese, yorkshire terrier. >> you can tell. very sweet and calm, huh? and so happy to just be cuddling with us. >> and little angel. active angel is called fancy. because she's a very sweet fancy girl. >> a 9-month-old chihuahua mix. >> she's got a little lab in her. she's as affectionate as can be. and we must tell the potential owners she has to have her little fancy bandana on or she's not a happy girl. >> very cute and as always, we're joined by another cute
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guy, richard from beanimal care and control of new york city. this is a great group of dogs. first up is nala, nala is a pomeranian, being walked out by donny deutsch. what do we need to know? >> three months old, still a puppy. she'll need a little bit of training, but she's absolutely so adorable and she'll fit into any home environment. she's just a great lovable dog. >> and a very special breed. >> donny, nice of you to wear a tie that matches nala. >> very nice. >> next up we, this is a beautiful black labrador retriever. this is cooper. >> who is walking nally. >> and natalie is being walked by cooper. >> a big, strong dog, so you need somebody that can walk him. he likes to jump up to say hello. which is not always good behavior. but otherwise he's very smart and eager to learn. >> he's got a great disposition.
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i was watching him out in the hallway. he seems like he's been wagging his tail the entire time here. >> and in great shape. >> good shape. >> natalie, thank you very much. next up we have charlie. and charlie is a yorkshire, pekingese mix. and charlie is being brought out by savannah guthrie. this is also a really cute dog. >> how old is charlie? >> charlie is three years old. he's very calm, very lovable. >> charlie likes to take long, just leisurely strolls. you can hold him. he likes to sit on your lap. >> he's a dominating, tough little guy. >> he likes to take leisurely strolls. >> is he going on a dating website or something? >> he likes margaritas? >> something about rich. >> so, thank you very much.
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moving on now, to this is an unusual dog, this is fancy. she is a chihuahua labrador mix. richard, how does that happen? >> i don't know how that happens. i couldn't begin to guess. maybe the chihuahua was on a chair, i don't know. >> we don't need to know all of that. >> richard, here's the line. and here's where you just went, all right? >> star is in love with him. >> fancy loves kids, if she's around kids, and kids don't pay attention to her. she'll sit there with a sad face. she wants to go to a home that has kids. >> and a real couch potato. >> what kind of pinkie? >> pinkie is a maltese, would they get along? >> she would probably get along. she gets along with all the other dogs. >> fancy likes poetry, by the way?
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and long strolls. >> to be or not to be. >> thank you, star, we appreciate it. >> next, my assistant jackie coming out with what was a surprise, until natalie blew it a few minutes ago, all right? tell me about the kittie? >> we're making a switch here, from meow to wow. this is smitten the kitten. six months old. jackie said she had a cat that looks exactly like her. she's, she loves to be held and petted. she's purring. >> and sadly, there are more kittens and cats in the shelter than dogs. >> let's bring everybody out so we can take a look at this month's edition. thank you very much. and rich, you're going to get home and you're not going to believe what you said. find out how you can adopt one of these dogs, head to the viewer resources section of and we're back after
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your local news and weather. >> it is 8:56. now good morning. i'm marlo tellez. he'll give an update on the sj 2020 plan. it's an initiative to improve student performance in schools. the goal is to have students proficient in reading and math
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by the year 2020. this morning the mayor will give an update on progress and present awards that have done the most to close the achievement gap. >> we have an update on the serious muni situation in san francisco. let's check in with mike. >> as we reported at last break, light rail services, they went to tweet out that it's regular subway service and it has resumed and we have full details on the website and kristchristi will have the forecast coming up in a few. hey guys, breakfast!
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we're back with more of thursday morning, january 19, 2012. brisk here in the new york area. but we have bright skies. and temperature should get up to 30. not too bad. >> not even complaining that much. >> no reason to complain. studio 1 a, coming up in just a little while we'll go live to italy for an update on that cruise ship disaster where divers resumed the search for 21 passengers still missing. and the captain is now saying he didn't abandon the costa concordia. instead he tripped and fell into
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a life boat. we'll have more on that story coming up. >> then we'll turn to another subject which has a lot of people talking which is about how to lose weight. lactose, intolerant diet, how to keep the weight off once that you've lost. it's a big subject now just after the beginning of the year and people have been dieting and working out. so joy's got her diet sos timely this morning. >> and we've seen all the commercials whether they're offering mild, low-interest rates, free balance transfers. it can really be confusing trying to pick the right credit card. we're going to tell you how you can make the best choice. if you want to look like the stars at the golden globes we're going to show you how to do it even if you don't have a movie star-size salaries. >> i've always wanted to look like salma hayek. >> i know. move on to today's top stories with natalie morales. >> good morning, everyone. divers went back into the waters off the coast of italy searching
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for the remaining 21 victims of last week's cruise ship disaster. meantime, new outrage this morning over reported comments by the captain. nbc's michelle kozinski is in italy with the very latest. michelle, good morning. >> reporter: hi, natalie. every time this ship moves divers have to back away. to look at it there day after day with time lost it's just generated more anger globally against the captain. this morning police say they want to talk to a young moldovian woman who may have been spending time with him and may have been on the ship's bridge when it crashed. >> he's being called the most hated man in italy. concordia captain who ended up off that ship well before desperate passengers. in that phone conversation friday night with a furious port authority officer, he insists he did not abandon ship. "the ship listed abruptly and we were thrown into the water."
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now reportedly he told prosecutors he tripped and fell into a life boat. so comes villification in the papers, online, even t-shirts quoting the officer yelling at schettino to get back on board. the other voice on the line the port authority captain being calmed a here row. the port authority says this was the first time ever they have launched a rescue before a ship had asked for it. the first time, they say, they've seen a captain leave this way. >> apart from breaking the law, it's a question, moral question. >> reporter: in this video schettino welcoming passengers and what's believed to be his crew, he wishes them he hopes was an unforgettable journey. industry analysts say he took a virtually identical route during a festival in august. a course they say was authorized and charted by the cruise line
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and the coast guard. >> must have become perilously close. i mean, possibly within touching distance. >> reporter: now this is what the concordia looks like visible even from space. new video has emerged from the depths of the once grand ship full of americay water lit only by search lights. the first identity of a victim has been released. hungarian violinist shond shondra vohar who helped other people leave and went back for his violin. the families of those still missing, their photos hung in town, must wait. russell robello, a waiter from india. his brother says last seen assisting passengers board life boats. >> i'm very proud of him. anything can happen, you know? >> reporter: parent company carnival says it's committed to
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helping everyone affecting by this providing travel, counselling, refunds, and also says it will address everyone's loss of property on board. natalie? >> michelle kozinski, thank you. another republican hopeful has dropped out of the race for the white house. texas governor rick perry has suspended his campaign and is endorsing fellow conservative newt gingrich. perry held a news conference this morning to announce his decision. >> i am suspending my campaign. >> meantime a nbc news marist pole shows gingrich moving close to mitt romney in south carolina. this morning he says voters should choose him. >> south carolina conservatives if they want to stop a massachusetts moderate only have one vote, that's newt gingrich. that's a mathematical reality given the polling. meantime president obama is getting a jumpstart on the republican candidates with a stop in florida today. he's heading to disney world where he's pitching his plan for
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boosting tourism in the sunshine state. new weather concerns this morning out west. more ice, snow and heavy rain are expected in parts of washington and oregon. and milder temperatures over the next two days could cause flooding there. on wednesday, seattle avoided a major winter wallop but still saw nearly 7 inches of snow and icy-covered roads are expected to be a problem for drivers again this morning. more than 40,000 people in tacoma and seattle lost power. meantime, coastal oregon got battered with 100-mile-per-hour winds. and a brush fire north of orlando is threatening homes and wildlife. this 400-pound black bear that had his paws severely burned was captured crawling out of the smokey brush to safer ground. the bear is now being treated by wildlife officials. poor thing. it's now 6 minutes past the hour. back to matt and savannah. >> he's in the hands of wildlife officials, any way. >> we're going to see more rough
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weather for our friends in the pacific northwest. fortunately not as bad as the last 48 hours but still somewhat significant with heavy rain. there's probably going toe flooding and significant damage there. we're also looking for a weak clipper bringing some showers, snowshowers, across the great lakes, windy conditions, maybe 1 to 3 inches of snow generally stretching from chicago on into cleveland and parts of eastern great lakes. we've also going to be seeing plenty of sunshine from the southwest all the way down into texas. plenty of sunshine also down into the gulf coast, mid-atlantic states. we will see a secondary system coming across that will bring more significant snow as we get into the next 48 to 72 hours on into saturday morning from new york to boston all the way back into cleveland we could see anywhere from 3 to 6 inches of snow as you get your way into the mid-atlantic states there could be a little bit of an good morning to you. i'm meteorologist christina loren live in the nbc bay area weather center.
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we are tracking showers on the radar after 32 dry days and we have a lot of rain on the way. showers pushing into san francisco. south bay, you'll get your rain around 4:00 p.m. and it will continue into the overnight hours and take a look at what's headed our way tomorrow night. heavy rain and flooding likely as we head into tomorrow. another system sunday into monday bringing heavy rain possibly measuring in inches before all is said and done. . 245s that's your latest weather. natalie? al, thank you this morning on joy's diet sos, the answers to your daily diet dilemmas, joy bauer is here to discuss everything from keeping the pounds off to preparing healthy meals ahead of time. joy, good morning. once again, a lot of great questions from viewers. let's get to them. from angela in murraysville, pennsylvania, she's joining us via skype. good morning, angela. what's your question for joy? >> good morning. i'm lactose intolerant. so i tend to avoid dairy products. and i was wondering which foods
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besides dairy should i be eating to make sure i'm getting enough calcium. >> great question and you have a lot of options. on the milk froth, you can try lactose-free milk and basically that's cow's milk in which the milk sugar, lactose, has been predigested, it should be fine for you. and you can enjoy calcium-fortified soy milk, you get the same shot of calcium. and most people don't realize that hard cheeses like cheddar, swiss, monterrey jack are super low in lactose and people with lactose intolerance can enjoy them and tolerate them fine. on the nondairy front you have a lot of options, collard greens and kale, broccoli, almonds, edamame. and white beans and tofu comes packed with calcium. it's not just about chugging
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milk and eating yogurt. >> thank you, angela, great question. our next question is coming from virginia. who is on the phone in quincy, massachusetts. good morning, virginia. what's your question for joy? >> caller: good morning. i recently hit my goal of losing 15 pounds. now that i've hit my target weight, i have no clue how to maintain my weight. i don't want to gain it all back and i don't want to lose any more, what do i do now? >> congratulations you are officially a successful loser. and i agree, it is super tricky to transition to weight maintenance. this is what has worked for a lot of people that i know. follow the exact same strict plan that enabled you to lose the weight in the first place, now you're going to add two sort of nondiet splurge foods each week. maybe it's some sort of mouth-watering restaurant entree, or a yummy dessert with your kids or friends. the key is to hop on the scale each and every week. and make sure that weight stays put. if it goes up a few pounds, simply cut out one of the plurj
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foods, instead of two each week, you go to one. and big words of wisdom, exercise every day. because we know through studies that people that lose weight and keep it off, make exercise a daily religion. and walking counts, any way you work it in, you can go for it. >> exercise, exercise. >> well done. next a viewer email from tracy in oklahoma. she writes, can you please suggest a beginner dvd for yoga? >> great question. instead of calling out a specific dvd, because everybody has their own personal style. some people like a lot of instruction, somchai tongsawat people wish the instructor would stop yapping. i'm going to tell her a perfect website, it's they have a huge assortment, beginner, inimmediate and advanced. you're allowed to watch clips of
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the dvds without an obligation to buy it. and they're also reviewed. and a viewer email from becky in michigan. she writes i'm a full time nursing student and i work full time. what are some healthy meals i can make ahead and freeze. i don't want to waste money and time freezing food that goes to mush or just tastes horrible. >> this is a fair, smart question. from personal experience, because i do this all the time, healthy meals that work well in terms of taste and texture when you reheat, chilies, whether it's a lentil, a turkey or a bean chili. burgers, vegetable burgers, turkey burgers, and chicken burgers, and you cook them and wrap them tightly. take any healthy meatloaf recipe, instead of cooking it in a loaf, cook it in a muffin tin and pop them in the freezer. and hearty soups, leave out any pasta or leafy greens, such as
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spinach, it will be mushy when you repeat. instead you put it in after when you thaw it. and lasagnas work terrific. you want to layer the ingredients uncooked. tightly wrap it and freeze it and thaw and cook it as usual when you decide that you're going to enjoy it. i have a great spinach recipe for her, spinach lasagna, i'll put it on facebook and twitter. >> joy bauer, thank you so much. if you need help with your diet, go to to join joy's 25,000-pound weight loss challenge. coming up next, ready, set, charge it. a look at last year's, the year's best credit cards. and then a little later on, red carpet fashion for less. how you can dress like the stars at the golden globes without spending a fortune. but first, these messages. [ male announcer ] how smart can a smartphone be? well this one knows the meaning of life. oh, what's the meaning of life you ask? keep your friends close... and the way to discover the best balsamic strawberry ice cream even closer.
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disciplined you are and size the offers up. >> let's say okay you see a new card, want to do a balance transfer. what's your best bet when it comes to credit cards? >> a lot of good offers on the balance transfer. 0% for a nice extended period of time. something to consider if you're sure you can pay down the balance during the introductory period. otherwise you're going to be subject to the rate of 14%, maybe 15%. and the balance transfer fee, which may be 3% of the balance. so it is a bit of a numbers game. but there's a bunch of decent cards on the market. ? when they talk about 0% offers. >> citi plat number select, 0% for 21 months on your balance transfer. and on new purchases. which could be a little bit dangerous. that's almost two years of no interest. >> chase has a good card, too, the late card. you get 0% for up to 15 months and there's no balance transfer
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fee, which is somewhat unusual. and discover has a similar offer. 0% for 12 months. no balance transfer fee. which is unusual. because usually 3 or 4% of the balance. >> ongoing low interest cards. >> there's a bunch of good ones out there, too. simmons has a decent visa. 7.25%. very good. iberia bank, 7.5%. this is about half of the national average rate right now. so these are significant offers. of course you have to have very good credit to qualify for these. >> well if you have bad credit, can you still have a card? >> not if your score is going to be below 640. you're going to be out of the market. in which case you may look at a secured card, to make your deposit, orchard has a decent card, 7.99% apr, minimum deposit of $200. most importantly, this card supports the three major credit bureau, which is critical. because if you're trying to repair your damaged credit, you need that reporting.
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>> a lot of flashy offers, airline travel. cash back. what's the deal? >> well if these are the rewards cards, you're getting something back. these are for disciplined users, people who pay off their balance in full every month. not late, decent customers, very good credit. sapphire has a very good card right now, the sapphire preferred card from chase. you're getting the nice 50,000 bonus points for signing up if you spend $3,000 in the first three months. that's what we're seeing a lot of bonus points in addition to the rewards. you've also got a lot of other decent, decent offers, like the travel rewards card. from citi, which is 10,000 bonus points just for signing up if you spend $3,000 in the first three months. >> vera gibbons, good advice, we'll put all the information on our website. >> it's a lot. >> thanks so much. still ahead, getting hot in the kitchen. anthony bourdain slamming fellow celebrity chef, paula deen for promoting a diabetes medication
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lean cuisine. be culinary chic. as you've been hearing, there's been some fallout over paula deen's announcement here on the "today show" that she's got type ii diabetes, a diagnosis she learned three years ago. >> it sparked quite a reaction. one fellow chef is so outraged he's turning it into a foodie fight. saf that has more. >> paula deen is one of the most popular cooks on tv. now another celebrity chef had some choice words for the queen of southern cooking after her surprise announcement. >> i'm going to wrap it in bacon and we're going to deep fry it. >> she's the unabashed queen of finger-looking high-calorie southern cooking and her secret is out. tuesday on "today," paula deen told al about something she's been keeping quiet for three years. >> i'm in a regular physical exam with my doctor, that i had type ii diabetes. and i'm here today, to let the
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world know, that it is not a death sentence. i'm working along with a very reputable pharmaceutical company. >> the company is novembo nordi a company that produces the drug that deen takes for her diabetes. >> you're a paid spokesperson for novo nordisk? >> absolutely. i've been compensated. >> hours after paula deen broke the news, her fiercest critic, chef and tv host, anthony bourdain took to twitter to say, thinking of getting into the leg-breaking business so i can profitably sell crutches later and he spoke to a website saying when your signature dish is hamburger between a doe nutd and you've been cheerfully selling this stuff knowing a all along you've got type ii diabetes, it's in bad taste if nothing else. >> this is not first time that these famous foodies had a war of words.
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back in august, in a tv guide article, bourdain called deen, the worst, most dangerous person to america because of her high-calorie dishes. in response, paula had this to say on fox. >> you know, i was actually kind of shocked, considering i've never met anthony. >> deen has built an empire on cooking butter-laden, sometimes fatty foods. >> for three years now she's been preaching excess and indulgence and living the good life. even though she herself should not or could not be living that life. to be dishonest with her viewership that long bothers people. to come out when you have a multimillion dollar deal in hand really bothers people. >> paula deen seemed open to change. she had this to say on a new website. in partnership with the diabetes drug company. >> together we're going to be here to provide you new ways to approach lighter cooking, while still keeping it fun and delicious. >> well we reached out to paula deen and anthony bourdain, botd have no comment.
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>> good morning. it's 9:26. i'm marlo tellez. san francisco sheriff ross mix riny heads to court today faces charges of domestic abuse. the charges stem from a new year's eve incident. he's accused of grabbing and bruising his wife's arm. mirkarimi is defending his charges. ileana lopez spoke to a radio station in her home country of venezuela. here is a translated statement. >> translator: this is a case of political persecution, they can't stand that a person with
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very little money campaigned for sheriff. a neighbor following the alleged abuse could be a key piece of evidence in the case. the video shows lopez crying and saying this is the second time her husband abused her. lopez has no complaint against her husband. apple makes an announcement today that will impact your child's classroom. it will distribute digital textbooks to children kindergarten through 12th grade. the company got huge tax breaks to bring computers into classrooms. experts say in addition to locking in contracts in schools which will get kids familiar with apple products at a very age. we'll check your forecast and the roads after the break.
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welcome back. the time now 9:28. the showers have started especially north of the golden gate bridge. we'll continue to see the showers intensify.
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we have two more storm systems under way. one comes tomorrow night bringing heavy bouts of rain and dry saturday and heavy rain returns just in time for the nfc championship game. let's check the drive. >> christina, we're looking to the south bay and northbound 85 a little slow as you head to 237 and 880 slow off the 280 interchange. we do have an accident at westbound 287 and that's causing a bit of distraction and slowing. that may play into the effect all of the way back into fremont. speeds down into the 20s where you see the red. no major issues there. a lot of work getting done on the roof of the administration building. toll plaza, they're doing less work, less cars. >> we'll be back with the next news and weather update in 30 minutes and we'll see you at 9:56.
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through my attempt to get pregnant through the third time through ivf, we sadly found out that i have early stages of breast cancer. so and it's been a shock. because i recently found this out. >> that was news anchor and reporter juliana rancic revealing her cancer battle on "today" this past october. well just weeks after a double mastectomy she was back on the red carpet for the golden globes looking spectacular, she'll be here along with her husband bill to tell us how she's doing tomorrow on "today." and also you did mention the golden globes, and of course we were all there and saw the red
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carpet looks in person. well we're about to do so again. if you want to look like the stars on the red carpet, but you don't want to pay the red carpet prices, we're going to show you can dress like the stars without breaking the bank. we've picked up some great looks. >> i'm amazed that angelina jolie's dress looks just like the real thing. plus john f. kennedy junior was american royalty but was his life with his wife really a fairy tale? coming up a new book about the couple. and we're going to head into the kitchen. on the menu, a new and easy way to make pasta with versatile and easy-to-find wonton wrappers. >> gluten free, right? >> yes. >> coming up in just a little bit. a real treat in the fourth hour today, regis and kathie lee -- together again. this is very exciting. and kathie lee's mom is going to co-host the show because hoda has jury duty. >> but first let's do the weather. al! >> here's the forecast!
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we've got heavy rain making its way into the pacific northwest. so there will be some flood be problems, arctic air coming into the plains. a lake-effect snow as a clipper comes across there. then as we move into tomorrow, the frigid air really makes its way into the midsection of the country. on into the great lakes. cold air in the northeast. showers and thunderstorms down through the lower gulf and mississippi river valley. and more wet weather out west. in the pacific northwest with winds. so they are going to have a miserable time. the rain will start to make its way down as far south as good morning to you. that rain is already making its way into the city of san francisco. here in the south bay, though, we'll probably have to wait until 4:00 p.m. for our first shower. showers will continue into the overnight hours and the first of three storms slated to impact the bay area. as we head into sunday, the seven-day outlook tells the story. we'll get another stronger system rolls in on sunday just
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interesting. the company, safiana, they have a sketch pad in hand sunday night when we're all watching and success to have the dresses ready. we're getting a first look. a lot of them are available. but a lot of them aren't. so it's taking the dresses, seeing what people can wear and then putting them into the actual dresses that people will buy. >> now i think the number one show-stopper on sunday night, most people thought was angelina jolie. >> i thought she was my top pick. >> she's always stunning. but i thought this dress, was especially gorgeous. and that just happens to be our first look-alike. you knew this was going to be, because she's always so simple, she was wearing atelier versace. which was custom-made for her. the jewelry, lorraine schwartz, 25 carats total. let's see the dress. wow, that really is close. >> it is. she's got the red lips to match.
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and the purse and the slit. this is fabiano, the dress is starting at $258. hers probably cost tens of thousands of dollars. and it will be available in stores in six to eight weeks. >> beautiful. >> you see the detail and you see the earrings and the hair and you can get the look. this is something you could wear to black tie affair and not look like you're running the red carpet. >> and if you have long legs like the model, you can pull it off. a lot of people liked jessica alba. i saw her when al was interviewing her on the red carpet. >> this is mayte. she was in gucci. which is also custom-made. the shoes we ss were guisseppe. and this is a beaded embroidered lace chiffon dress. you see the detail is really there. >> it's very pretty and she
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pulled off the color as well. kind of the lavender pink color. >> which you have to want to rock that color. a lot of these dresses, younger girls can get in on as well. and the shoes are nina shoes. you don't see lot of the shoes in a lot of the pictures, if you could just show us the shoes? >> they're comfortable and under $100. you can invest in them and wear them with a lot of outfits. >> it's not so memorable with th this dress is it's not like the angelina jolie dress. you can wear this dress on their own. >> mayte everyone, thank you. our next celebrity to be inspired is the beautiful charlize theron. >> her dress is dior haute
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couture. givenchy were the shoes and now let's bring out our model. this close and comes with the pin. so just beautiful detail. again, this will be under $400. the jewelry, roberta chiarella. and even the head band. $40. this is just another way, obviously this is a little sectiony sexier, i wouldn't recommend it for a prom. >> if it has the plunging v, so people might feel more comfortable. i think charlize's v went down to the belly button. >> we know a lot of men would love to see that but this is more relatable. and the material doesn't wrinkle. which is great. >> let's get to our last look. which is stacy keebler, aka mrs. george clooney of the moment. she has the best accessory of the night, george clooney. she's in a really dress, in valentino. so it's $5,000, still expensive.
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but relatable and her dress was just so beautiful. and from the front, just a plain red dress. this is gena modeling the dress. but let's take a look at the back. that was really the show stopper was the bow. for under $300. all available in four to six weeks, you can find out where to buy it. and can we embarrass you for one second? let's not. let's get the models out. show everybody out. these are some gorgeous ladies, beautiful ladies. red-carpet ready. >> and you looked beautiful as well. >> thank you so much. thanks, guys, you look fantastic. appreciate it. coming up next, an intimate looks at the last days of jfk junior and his wife, carolyn bessette. right after this. met. i took some steep risks in my teens. i'd never ride without one now. and since my doctor prescribed lipitor, i won't go without it for my high cholesterol and my risk of heart attack. why kid myself? diet and exercise weren't lowering my cholesterol enough.
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ohhh! it's i can't believe it's not butter! fresh butter taste with 70% less saturated fat than butter go ahead. cheat on butter. you naughty thing. 126r7b8g9s years ago, the plane john f. kennedy junior was flying and with his wife and sister on board went down. now his long-time assistant, rose marie terenzio has written a book about john and carolyn's marriage. in an interview, she reveals that the relationship was troubled. in fact, carolyn almost didn't board the plane. nbc's tamrin hall has details. >> he was the reluctant prince of camelot who grew up before our eyes, when jfk junior often dubbed the most eligible bachelor in the world found a mate in a beautiful sophisticated new york fashion executive, the world took
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notice. >> john and carolyn were one of the most famous couples on the planet. >> in a new book, "fairy tale interrupted," john's assistant, rose marie terenzio, sau says there was more to the couple than their public persona. she writes, john was more than a mannequin of good looks and privilege. carolyn was not this uptight, cold and guarded person. >> sometimes he was incredibly sweet and genuine. she was a real person. very motherly with her friends. very caring. >> the author spoke to "people" magazine about the book, in which she reveals, despite being one of the most photographed couples in the world, even john and carolyn were surprised by the attention their 1996 wedding, a secret affair, generated. >> they called rose marie and they said, did it make the papers? and she said, are you kidding me, it's everywhere. >> but terenzio says things weren't always perfect. >> it was difficult for carolyn to get used to being in the limelight. i think she did need some empathy on his part. >> rose marie said by the summer of '99 the couple's relationship
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was strained. she said carolyn did not want to attend his cousin's wedding in cape cod. according to the magazine, she told rose marie, i'm not a priority, it's always something else, "george," john's magazine. somebody getting fired, a trip to meet advertisers. >> that morning, rose marie spoke to carolyn and told her she thought she should go it was a family wedding and she thought she should be there. >> carolyn did join john that day in july of 1999 accompanied by her sister, lauren. the three never made it to their destination, when john, the pilot, lost control of his plane in heavy fog. >> nbc news has learned that a small plane being piloted by john f. kennedy junior has been reported missing. >> rose marie was staying at the couple's apartment when she got the call. she writes, i thought about my last conversation with carolyn. and how i'd told her to get on the plane. oh god. >> 12 years later, rose marie does regret that they had that conversation. but i think one thing she feels is that carolyn bessette in the
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end did what she wanted to do. >> for "today," tamryn hall, nbc news, new york. >> we did reach out to the kennedy family for reaction, but did not hear back. the bessette family declined to comment. coming up, we'll head into the kitchen for a unique way to make ravioli, with wonton wrappers. but first, this is "today" on nbc.
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and receive $25 off your registration fee. because everyone deserves a lifetime. today's cooking school is brought to you by i can't believe it's not butter. good morning, on today's cooking school, how to make wonton ravioli, if you're looking for a new twist on a pasta favorite, maybe this just what you need to satisfy those carb cravings. roger is the host of the cooking channel show, "everyday exotic." and also the author of the cookbook, "everyday exotic."
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it's an asian-fusion thing. italian meets asian. >> i found lot of times people get stuck in a food rut. and they want to adventure out, but don't have time to sit down and make the pasta. so we come up with tricks and treats to make fresh food quick. >> you're using wonton wrappers? >> yes. >> you're going to help me out. for the filling, what are we using? >> a mix of pork and beef. you can use whatever you want. veal and turkey, you go crazy and have fun with it. we're going to add some chopped sage. a little bit of finely chopped shallots. love the garlic. you can also puree the garlic, i just chopped this fine. and asiago cheese. so it's a nice, sharp cheese. that's going to be going in and mixing it up. if you mix it up. we'll get cracking on some of these wraps, okay? these are regular flour, wonton wraps. they're square ones, there are round ones. some are thinner, thicker. find one that you like.
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i like the one that's a little bit thicker because it holds up to the boiling. i'm going to brush it like so. >> egg wash? >> yeah, this is egg wash, right. you're doing good there, al, you've done this before. >> i've been on tv before. >> do you do cooking at home? >> i do, actually. i do. >> that's good. >> you've got your mix. >> take a little bit of this mix and you don't want to get too crazy with it. put your little bit. and i'm going to show you a little trick. it's something i learned in junior high school. now i was the guy in junior high school, in the back of the class making rude noises. it's a fact. >> i knew you! >> yeah. >> i was the trouble. so grab it like this. and i'm going to show you a little secret, okay? now you're going it take the second wrapper, put it on top. what you're going to do is like the rude little kid in the back of the class. you take and you -- seal into
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little air pocket. blllllp. >> in one swoop you've taken all the air bubbles out of it. and you could go around, but that takes forever. and this is more fun. >> you get the kids involved. once you've got those done. >> once you've got those done, you put them in boiling salted water. the salt will come from here. so we just have these ral yoefis. if you don't want as much of the dough, you can take a cutter and cut it off. you can get mostly meat if that's what you're looking for. you can use mushrooms and make vegetarian version. >> this is apple cider glaze. 100% good quality apper cider and a good rack of cracked pepper. >> you just boil it down until it starts to double bubble. really quick bubbles. it will add a nice sweetness to
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cut against the sharpness of the cheese. shall let's bring that back. >> what do we have back here? >> back here. >> hold on, hold on! >> wow. >> unbelievable! >> you're part of history here, roger! >> unbelievable. >> you are the handsome guy, i tell you! >> oh, my gosh! >> what's going on over here? al roker, offices and hallways and doors to get here! >> this is going to be such a great hour. >> matt lauer was going -- >> what do we do? >> we've got some wonton wrappers. >> i am. >> i know how you are. >> the only thing i trust is a little piece of this. >> i'm sorry!
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>> coming up good morning. it's 9:56. i'm marlo tellez.
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detectives from phoenix, arizona, plan to serve search warrants at google's mountain view headquarters in an attempt to foibd the person behind the blog site called targeting cops. it's a website that glor phis killing police officers. maricopa county sheriff joe arpaio is upset because the blog praises the murder of one of his deputies killed in the line of duty last week. it is not clear if this website is a threat to officers or if it's protected by first amendment free speech rights. >> it's a struggle with the line between first amendment values and protecting against violence. so this is a close call. this is a situation where i could a screen as to when it constitutes a threat. >> we reached down to the website's author who we found out is an activist from portland, oregon. he has not responded. google also not talking. the rain is on its way.
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let's check the forecast with meteorologist christina loren. good morning. >> good morning. after 32 dry days, finally winter walloping the bay area. the first of three storms moving in. san francisco, you had a batch of rain and the steady rain is on the way. about an hour away from moving into the peninsula, then it moved to the south and south bay, and take a look at how much moisture will move through the area. 54 degrees in fremont, keep the jacket and umbrella handy. we'll get even more rain as we head through tonight and heavy rain comes back late sunday. let's talk to mike about your drive. >> better from milpitas, and still slow to southbound 880 down out of fremont into milpitas to 237. we have some slowing still southbound, look at that, all of the way to 92, big slowing and earlier accidents in the area should have cleared and still very slow there. the golden gate bridge is very slow and the rain coming from the north and just got word from brian lilly when says it's crazy
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captions paid for by nbc-universal television hello, everybody. we're so glad you' here with us for analyst day thursday, january 19th, twe2012. if you're wondering where hoda is, she finally read her mail and ended up in jury duty. four times she completely ignored it. we hope she's back with us
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tomorrow but in the meantime, look who's here, my mom, joanie. >> hi. hi. i'm the deer in the headlights. >> the more i thought about it, this seemed like such a good idea at the beginning and now -- i didn't know, we talked into the kitchen with regis and my mom goes, are we on? so i thought who knows what's going to happen. last time she was in the kitchen, she says, are we on high-dementia television? remember that? i said, well, you are, yeah. welcome, joanie. were you nervous when i called you about it? >> no, but i am now. >> what's the worst that could go wrong? >> well, i could faint. that would really set it off. >> what was it that matt -- people were giving you advice as you came in, telling you to say things and stuff. matt lauer said what to you? you should come to me and say what? no. excuse me. one second. bear with us.
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>> i got my -- >> sorry. i'm sitting there in the makeup room -- >> i forgot my burqa? >> matt saw the show yesterday and he said when you see kathie, go in and say i brought my murk in. now, mom, you can't trust people so much because i'm going to tell you what a murka is. >> what did i just say on the air? >> back in the 15th century, when you -- you were around, but you probably didn't know about this. thank you, mommy. there was, you know, prostitutes were afraid of getting diseases and such from their -- from their -- from their customers. >> murkas?
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>> murkin. it's called a murkin. you didn't see the show obviously yesterday. thanks for watching. >> i was on a train. >> what they would do is get rid of all the hair on their bodies so they wouldn't pick up bad thing, and they would have a murkin made for them, which was like a phony pelvic area. >> oh. >> yeah. so that's what -- and so now pete is all upset because there are people now that are doing that and having them made out of fox. >> oh. >> yes. so when you said i brought my murkin, they made one for me in the hair department, and this is it, apparently. yeah. that's what it is. >> and this is what matt lauer told me to ask? >> yeah, yeah. >> oh, wait till i get a hold of him. >> what are you going to do about that? >> i don't know. >> apparently they're still doing that. don't you think that's ridiculous? don't you think a person should
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be what god intended? >> yes, definitely. >> yeah. should i work on it? >> you just be you, joanie. here. we brought you a little champagne because -- there's yours. >> oh. >> all right. now my mom has more fun, spoish when hoda's mom is here, too. we all have great fun together. you're not the only feel-good granny in the world. this man adam lives with his 90-year-old grandmother who is legally blind and hard of hearing but she loves to dance. so he shot her doing what she does best. you go, girl. ♪ she's in great shape. oh, yeah. she's 90 years old, mom. >> she's wonderful.
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>> okay. she's going to show us some moves now. yeah. yeah! ♪ okay. oh, look, she kicked it. whooo! look at her, mom. look what great shape she's in. >> she's in great shape. >> let's do it. can you get down off there? >> yeah, of course i can. i think. >> shake it up, sister. this is for you, vito, in boca raton. go, mom! come on, joanie, move it like you used to. come on. shake it, sister. yeah! shake it, sister. good girl, mom! all righty. so i want to thank them for sending that in. it actually is our friend, you know, herb siegel's beautiful wife, jeannie, that's her real aunt. >> really. >> her real aunt from out in utah. so any who -- you can still do
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it. you've still got the moves, mom. >> i've got the equipment. >> you do have the equipment. we both do. i got that from you. thanks a lot. every thursday and i hoda and i do -- she drives me crazy with the song she loves. i love it that she's not here today only because i get to hijack her "i hoda," and this is my pick. let's go to a little bit of heaven. ♪ time to learn time to scare ♪ crank it, please. ♪ someday, somewhere we'll find a new way of living ♪ >> who is that, mom? >> barbra. >> barbra. i'm sorry. and that is the david foster arrangement. i'm sorry. that's music, people. let's just crank it one more time. ♪ somewhere, somewhere >> i just want you to hear this one note. it drives me crazy when hoda
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does it but it's worth waiting for. listen to this. ♪ there's a place for us stop it. you know? thank you, people. that is music. and thank you, barbra and our friend, david foster. why can't we play something like that every thursday? all right. there's a show that betty -- i want you to be on, mom, called "off their rockers." betty white, she just celebrated her 90th birthday. >> she's wonderful. >> isn't she great? >> looks great, everything. >> still so great. she has a show called "off their rockers." let's see a little bit of it right now. >> move the [ bleep ] out of the way [ bleep ]! god bless you. ♪ are you going to be the girl who holds my hand ♪ >> you know what, we have a little more time left, but i think it would be fun to save an extra minute for regis. i've been dying for this day.
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he and i spent 15 years together hosting live with reg ree jis i kathie lee. look how much he cares. talking to sara. he has a great book out. going to sell some copies today. do you think it's okay for parents to discuss their children's love lives in books or something? >> no. >> why? >> they violate their security -- not their security but their privacy. >> okay. >> yeah. and maybe some confidentiality, too, that they shared with their parents a little. >> yes. >> and i don't think everybody else needs to know it. >> i agree with you. okay. because i said no, it's an invasion of their privacy unless it's specifically discussed and not for gratuitous reasons. what did hoda say, mom? can you read that? >> here is my question. >> it is not okay. >> it is not okay, but here is my question.
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why would any parent want to talk about their kids' sex lives? >> excellent, joanie. >> i can read. >> you can read. all right. up next, an old friend of mine and great old friend of yours, regis is here. and we've got the fashion show ahead. our cutest pet contest winners in the studio. but first, this is -- >> "today." >> yeah! for you today ? we gave people right off the street a script and had them read it. no, sorry, i can't help you with that. i'm not authorized to access that transaction. that's not in our policy. i will transfer you now. my supervisor is currently not available. would you like to hold ? that department is currently closed. have i helped you with everything you needed ? if your bank doesn't give you knowledgeable customer service 24/7, you need an ally. ally bank. no nonsense. just people sense. what makes a touch linger?
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♪ reunited >> yes, reunited and it feels so good. for 15 years i called regis my friend and -- >> savior. >> yes. you and jesus. he's my dear, dear friend as well as a legend in the industry. >> ledgendary! >> it's hard to believe there was once a time when regis had to introduce himself to america.
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>> nice to see you. it's monday, september 15th, 1988. hi, kathie lee, how are you? >> good. >> the beginning of a brand-new talk show. i guess you're wondering why another talk show. >> high school this is regis and i'm kathie lee. >> host, my gosh. how did we stay on the air? >> how did we get on the air in the first place? >> it's obvious. >> how did we do it, joanie? >> talent. >> there you go. >> that was an interesting time, wasn't it. >> you know what, first of all, welcome. i'm so glad you're here. >> thank you. >> he's got a fantastic book out that everybody should read. it's "how i dgot this way." you chronicle in a beautiful way all the people -- >> who have touched me and inspired me. >> and helped you become the person that you are. >> that's right. and you're in there. >> i am in there, and i was touched by -- >> are you happy with your chanter? >> very happy. the only one i read. it was really nice. >> was it accurate? >> it was very accurate, especially how much you love me and how tall enlted --
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>> changed your life. >> and changed yours. you know what, i loved what you had to say about the early, early days, the people that -- i think this is the reason you lasted and still continue -- whatever you're doing now, i don't know. but you have always an attitude of, wow, i can't believe i get to do this. >> and that's exactly how i feel right now. >> no. >> i can't believe i'm here! >> well you started out -- >> and i see you at home, it looks like a big, vast, big nbc studio. garoway and the chimps started here. >> nothing's changed. >> little corner. >> well, they are doing very, very serious updates downstairs to the main studio. >> that's good. let me ask you something. where's coda? no, really, where is she? >> hoda. coda. >> i always call her coda. >> because her last name the kotb. >> that's how it should. koda kotb. >> she's at jury duty. she was a bad girl and didn't
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open her mail and threw it out figuring someone was trying to sell her something. >> they're going to nail her. >> you want to come back to work? because the seat might be available. if they keep her to make an example of her for a long time -- we have to get to the book. you dedicate it to jack paar, tell us why. >> i didn't know, because all my life people have asked on my way up, like, these tough old critics, what's your talent? and, you know, steve allen was suing the tonight show and steve could play the piano and say anything. >> wrote songs. >> wrote song, wrote books. brilliant guy and very funny. i was doing -- i was at nbc page. >> i know. >> the second balcony holding people out until steve and louie nye and tom and bill dale were all there. steve lawrence and eydie gorme were the singers. it was a great team. >> you were in awe. >> wondering what my talent was. they were so brilliant, so wonderful on stage.
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and so i never did find out what it was until one night as i was doing the news in san diego at an nbc station, i saw jack paar come out and he was doing the friday night show 10:00 at night and he just come out and sit on the edge of his desk, look right into the camera, and tell people where he had been, what he had done, who he had seen. gee, it sounded so real and it was real and so much fun. i used to do that as a kid in the bronx, you know -- >> with freak. >> i was a big hat. i thought maybe that's how i should start a show. maybe that's my talent. and so that's how it all started. that's why i dedicated the book to jack. >> i love that you thank everybody along the way. it's not a mean-spirited book in any way. and you seem genuinely grateful to all these people. >> i am. >> and enjoy your bride of how many years now? >> that's the one i'm thinking about. joy and i long time.
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>> long time. >> 41 years. >> 41 years. we have to ask you what you're doing next and how you feel about not being on the show anymore. is it a bit of relief? >> not to be on the show? oh, yeah. because, you know, the show that we did and i continued to do after you left and i've always done is all ad lib. spontaneous. i don't have meetings with all these people. who are all these people? i want them out of here. >> been here four years and have no idea. >> it was spontaneous. i wanted to keep that element going. but that was a little thought on my part and on your part of what you did the previous day that would -- >> we never had a meeting. then you joined the beautiful kelly rip pa. >> and did the same thing. >> have you had a chance to watch the show since she's left? >> kelly's show? sure. >> how is it going? >> dana carvey was on today. very funny. >> he could be the new co-host and just do you. >> i never left! >> what is next? >> where is koda? shouldn't she be here to meet me? let me ask you something, 15
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years we works, and you know, joanie, joanie, i often wondered is she happy working with me. >> she loved you. >> no, no, joanie. have you seen her with kod snasha? laughing, drinking wine, scratching. having the time of their life. with me it was grrr. i say to myself, she wasn't happy, she's more happy with koda. that's the way it is. >> i am one of those rare people in the world -- >> who gets along with everybody. >> no. >> didn't think so. >> just feels unbelievably blessed. >> koda should be here. >> how about you come back next week when she's back? >> i can't. once a year is all right. >> okay. all right. we're going to play a game next. >> what's the game? >> who knows me better, my mom or my dear friend rege? >> 15 years of every morning, i know her better. >> bring it! bring it, people! we're going to find out. my name is robin.
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ready. are you ready? >> yes! what happened to my book? >> you could have co-hosted the whole time. what is my drink of choice? what is my drink of choice, mom? hit the buzzer! what is it? >> wine. >> wine. be more specific. >> what kind of an answer is that? >> right. be more specific. yes, regis. >> white wine! >> be more specific. >> chablis. chardonnay. >> no, not anymore. >> what is it more? >> pinot gree joe, you both lose. >> does anybody really care? next! >> jerry does. she has to buy it by the gallon. in what year did i leave regis' side? regis. >> 16 years ago and that had to be 2000 -- no, no, 1990 -- >> mom if you know the answer, get in there. >> i said 1990. >> that's the year cody was born. go ahead, mom.
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>> i'm trying. >> no. here! 2000! >> yes, regis. >> thank you. thank you, everybody. >> all right. what activity do koda and i do every wednesday? hit your buzzers. yes, regis. >> you laugh at each other. >> no. >> i hit it. >> what is the answer? >> you go and see a movie and review it. >> it's not a movie. >> yes you do! >> joanie gets that one. the score is tied. >> half a point, that's all it is. you don't know me at all. how many years have i been married to frank? frank gifford. >> i was there. and -- frankly, i'll never forget it. >> beautiful wedding. >> 21 years. >> mom? >> 24, 23. >> frank gifford, how many? frank! yell it out! >> 29. >> 29? oh, he's right. frank gets that one. >> it felt like 29.
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>> how old are cody and cassidy? yes, regis. >> cody, 22. cassidy, 17. >> wrong! mom! >> cody's 23. no. 22. >> no. >> 21? >> what is this, a dunking contest? >> how sad. their own grandmother doesn't even know -- >> their own grandmother. >> but i love them. that's the important thing. >> cody's grandmother. >> cody's 21 and cassidy's 18. not that you care. >> i would have gotten cassidy right. >> this year will mark how many years i've worked with koda? yes, regis. >> four. >> yes, regis. it's 2-1. mom, your chance to get even. what was the name of the beloved mutt i used to have who now lives on a shelf in my library? >> oh. >> use your buzzer. >> she's had a lot of dogs.
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>> she had a lot. >> do you remember the name? hit the buzzer. >> what was his name? >> chardonnay. >> no. what was his name, regis? >> she had two dogs. one was chardonnay. the other was chablis. >> i had three and i named one -- >> one was regis. >> you win! >> that's the truth. >> that's the one that's on my library. >> regis. like that's funny. >> i like to keep my regis close. >> cosmo for me? >> cosmo for regis. you'll need it. finish this lyric to my song. let's hear it, please. ♪ everyone has a story >> what's the next line? ♪ everyone doesn't care what is it? what is it? >> different as night and day. ♪ different as night and day >> we got to go. maybe it's the things you do or the things you really want to do. ♪ whatever it is, kfc's new weekend bucket
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welcome back now. the time now 10:28. light showers are starting to push to the north of the golden gate bridge. we'll have to wait to the south bay for the first shower to develop. looks like later on this afternoon into the evening, that will be the case. by friday we'll see afternoon showers making way through heavy periods of rain. saturday, a few showers and hepy rain returns early afternoon, just in time for the big game. let's talk to mike about your time. >> right now, okay. southbound 101 slow through san mateo passing highway 92. other side of the bay, oakland, missouri, nice ride past the coliseum. the traffic flow is nice for 880. some low clouds hanging around as well. the storm christina is talking about is further north so it will be here. >> thank you, michael. coming up on nbc bay area news at 11:00, a headache in the morning commute as a crowd enters an underground muni track
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and why the driver got into the tunnel in the first place. a surprise announcement by apple that could have an impact on your child's classroom. that's coming up in a half hour. john and i will see you then. hi, how are you? >> good. >> we are back on this thirst day thursday. we're trying to talk regis into staying! and the winners of our cutest pet contest are here. we're wondering who this woman is next to me, my mom, joanie, filling in for koda, finally on jury duty. having a good time? >> don't get so used to it because hoda is not going to be pleased to see how great you're doing. you know what i'm saying? this guy is going to help us -- actually, we've picked all five winners, but we want to introduce you to him. he is pet expert -- i don't know how he qualifies for that, but apparently he is -- his name is
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harrison forbes. >> hello. g good to see you, ladies. >> you've come on a crazy day. >> pets, lots of people, always crazy. >> everybody thinks their pet is the cutest. they're all right. >> but we have these top five winner. >> let's meet them. >> we've got some cute outfits. first up, lily grace. lily grace is an english bulldog. her owner is allison mcguire. she's got a polka fleece hoodie on. look at that face. and here's a fun fact about lily grace. she lovings to watch oklahoma state football. >> she likes my mom's feet. >> she's got a secret crush on the georgia mascot, ugga. >> ugga. so she's a tramp. all right. good. all righty. next one. >> next one we've got -- >> regis wants to sell his book, as you can see. >> hi, everybody. >> nice plug. >> i love you, sweetheart. >> you, too. >> everybody say good-bye to
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regis! >> bye, rege! >> just couldn't take the heat, huh? had to leave. too funny and too much fun. okay. >> next up bentley, a teacup yorkie. her owner, susan miller and her mom made this hoodie. it's a "today" show hoodie. look at this, the logo and everything. >> oh, my gosh. how precious. >> his little fun fact is he likes to go outside and pretend he's peeing by lifting his leg so he can hurry up and go back inside. >> he's not really doing it. >> faking mama out. >> he is precious. how much does he weigh? >> 3 1/2. >> 3 1/2 pounds. >> all right. smoky is up next. smoky is our one cat in the final five winners. a russian blue cat. the owner is michael farmer. he's got a monkey sweater on. >> why is that? >> smoky likes to play dog and fetches like a dog. >> really. >> hanging out with the dogs today. >> smoky is beautiful. >> thank you. >> all righty. next? >> next up is hailey, english cream dak sunday.
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the owner is tracy polo. hailey's got a little sun dress on. look at that. >> oh, come on. >> and her mom -- turn her around so we can see the skirt. >> the little bow. stop it! >> her mom said she plays tug of war with the other dog, like two lions going at it. >> oh, my gosh. and one more. >> buster, come on in, buster. buster is a french bulldog. roy hernandez is the owner. she's got on a monster sweater. now, buster loves to hang out under the piano while his dad plays, but the one thing that stops him dead is he is mesmerized when jackie comes on tv and starts singing. >> really. >> our five finalists picked by the viewers. >> they're all beautiful. thanks, y'all, for making the trip to new york city. we had such fun. i think our next contest is going to be our beautiful children with a beautiful pet. don't you think? you come back and see us when we do that. all right? are you an expert on children as
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well? >> i've got three, one out in the hall right now. >> that qualifies you. next up, joanie and i will take a sex trivia test. right after this. ♪ ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] what if we could keep enough plastic waste to cover all of manhattan out of landfills each year? the equivalent of 140 million trash bags, gone. by using new glad trash bags, designed with reinforcing bands to be stronger with less plastic waste, we can. ♪ it's a small change that can make a big difference. ♪ ♪ ♪
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so if you're wondering what happens to your sex life in your golden years you're about to find out. dr. pepper schwartz is aarp's sex and relationship ambassador, and she's here with a little trivia for us. hello. >> hi. >> glad to be here. >> and frank gifford has joined us. he knows about everything. >> even sex. >> yes. okay. we're good to go. >> of course this isn't trivial. this is extremely important. >> yes, it is. >> the biggest growth in online dating has been if for people over 50? myth or fact. you're wrong. they're right. in fact, the largest growth, biggest people online dating now are over 50 all the way into their 90s. >> wow. that's kind of weird. >> no. that's kind of great. >> disturbing on some levels. >> i see.
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we'll move on. the number-one sexual thing that heterosexual men would like their partner to do in bed is to have more to have more orgasms. true or not? myth or fact. you're all correct. actually, what men really want from their partner is for them to initiate more. they want to be desired. >> is that true, sweetheart? >> oh, yeah. of course. >> okay. >> if i could get that dog out between the two of us. >> okay. tmi, frank. moving on. third, people who have never been married have -- excuse me. people who have never been married have the most sex. myth or fast. myth across -- >> come on, joanie. >> you're right. the people who have the most sex are -- >> married people. >> all they have to do is turn over and look next to them. >> and find the dog. >> find the dog. >> okay. now we know. okay. here's the next one. myth or fact, senior geezer dotcom is a popular dating site.
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>> i'm going to say that sounds good to me. >> sounds good to me. >> well, you've got myth up. fact. actually, you are correct. she knows that no senior ever wants to be called a senior. at aarp we never use that word anymore. >> what about aggigezer? >> way out of line. both of them. we go to all the regular dating sites, perfect match, equestrian singles dotcom. >> that's about horses, isn't it? >> you can organize your life any way you want online. people like to be paired. we'll get to that question. >> okay. i'm not sure i like your tone, but go ahead. >> i've already offended you. >> that's all right. >> five. women are enjoying sex more after age 70. myth or fact. myth, myth, myth. >> no. fact. >> fact. two facts are right, in fact. because after 70, if you look at
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men and women, women are more satisfied than men. >> my mom is a widow. she misses my daddy very much. but how you doing, joanie? >> i'm doing great. >> are ya? >> i live with my memories. >> we could fix that. the dating sites, you know. >> you can fix that. >> over my dead body. the dating sites. >> okay. well, let's talk afterwards, all right? because i think it's always important to have love and sexuality. this is a conversation to have with your daughter. >> yes. maybe later. >> seven, the biggest mistake older dating people make on their first date is to talk about their aches and pains and illness. myth or fact. fact, fact, fact. no. actually not. the myth -- what -- the mistake they generally make is to talk about their ex or past partner. >> then they talk act their aches and ayns. one more.
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>> married couples are most likely to have secrets about sex. of all the things they'll keep to themselves, they don't talk about their past sex lives. myth or fact? >> you better not. >> it's myth. better not. it's a myth. the thing that people most keep secrets from each other is is about money. >> okay. i think you're probably right on both counts. thank you so much. great to have you here. >> my pleasure. >> thank you, frank gifford, for joining us. guess who's in the house? the scotto family. they're cooking all our favorite stuff. there's my other mama. mama scotto. we have anthony and ele [ female announcer ] what makes smoothness last? what makes a touch linger? smooth sensation from nivea. the light lotion with moisture enhancing 24-hour-plus hydra iq. it works with your skin's hydration system to keep your skin smooth all day... all night. ♪ smooth sensation and the essentials collection
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since before i could walk. [ sigh ] if only mom knew about kraft homestyle macaroni & cheese. i'd be pushing creamy, delicious oven-baked mac & cheese into my pie hole. but hey, desperate times call for desperate measures. good job, kiddo. looks like you really like my cooking. [ sarcastic ] yeah. yummy. [ male announcer ] kraft homestyle macaroni & cheese. cheesy noodles topped with golden-brown bread crumbs. you know you love it.
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never in my lifetime did i think i could walk 60 miles in 3 days. if my mom can fight and beat breast cancer, i can walk 60 miles. (woman) the fund-raising was the easiest part. people were very giving. complete strangers wanting to help. i knew someday i was gonna do this walk. if i can do this, you definitely can do this. we can do this. we can all do this together. (man) register today for the... and receive $25 off your registration fee. because everyone deserves a lifetime. all right. time for "today's kitchen," and although we're not actually in the kitchen, that's proof food preparation can be done anywhere. the scottos of the famed restaurant fresco by scotto.
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they brought along some of their favorite dishes and i brought along two of my favorite family members. great to see you. >> thank you. >> how many has the restaurant been there? >> it's 18 years old. >> then i've been coming there 18 years. >> i know you have. some of the dishes are in your honor. >> i know! let's talk about them. >> let's start. today we're doing a pa llenta. we use the instant. we tap it off with -- >> shrimp. >> yes. shrimp. of course you know there's got to be olive oil. >> and some garlic. right? >> yes. >> want to smell that, mom? >> i can smell it. >> she's salivating. >> i am. >> and some onion and some tomatoes. thank you, frank. and some flat italian parsley. >> fresh, fresh. >> yes, yes, yes. and of course a little red pepper. >> okay. then you -- >> joanie, would you just stir that? >> she'd be happy to. >> i'm going to show you.
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this is the finished product. >> how long do you simmer that? >> not long. about five, six minutes. >> okay. >> because this is the instant. and we top it off with the shrimp. >> that looks so good. >> and kathie, we -- >> look at the sauce. >> we do one more thing. we toast our bread crumbs so it has a crunch. >> oh, my gosh. we're going to fight over that. but there is more. >> there's plenty more. >> mom, let me give you a bite monopobite. >> eggplant pie. >> tell the story. >> you said you wanted eggplant parmesan but you didn't want eggplant parmesan so, we came up with a version of it that added zucchini and great mozzarella and pri sciutto and stuff like that. unbelievable. >> so delicious. >> 18 years. >> all right. this is -- >> of course there's an antipasto there. >> meatballs? >> let's do some meatballs, baby. >> i have beef and veal together. ground beef and veal together. i've soaked my bread.
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right? a little milk. we all understand that, right? little garlic. parmesan cheese. i know. >> i love to rub his head. >> an egg. we're going to combine this all together. we're going to mold it all together. the only problem we're going to have is it's sensitive. >> those are big balls p. >> what size is your balls. what size do you preference in your ball. then you'll mold that to -- >> according to taste. >> exactly right. and brown them. all you want to do is brown them, put them aside, because you'll reheat them later p. >> of course. you're going to put them in the sauce. >> mixed together. >> and we're going to have a bite of that. you guys are our tasters. come on down here. elena, what do you have? >> we're doing nutella bombaloni. >> bless you. >> yes. >> right in there. >> so we mixed this up, secret weapon is our vanilla. we add eggs. this is what it looks like once it's mixed right over here. and then we start frying.
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375 degrees. >> oh, my gosh. >> look how nicely. >> have another ball. >> we dip it in sugar. if it wasn't enough nutella, we do a little injection -- >> oh, my gosh. >> isn't this great? >> i'm going to give that to frank gifford because he loves its. honey, are you eating -- here, have a bite of that. >> frank, can we talk about the super bowl? >> prediction, frank gifford. >> i'm sorry. you're eating. i apologize. >> there's no conversation. there's no other conversation. >> who are they going to play, though? >> who cares? >> all righty. well, you know what, we're going do a little yoga in a moment just to run all this stuff off. and guess who's here with us? julie steiner, sting's gorgeous wife. she knows her yoga. and we want to wish grandma a very happy 81st -- >> 82nd. >> tomorrow.
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all righty. sorry about that! we got on the elevator to come see you and my mother pushed the wrong button. she'll be joining us at any time now. >> she will? >> thank you for being here because it's time to talk about yoga. >> yes! happy new year. >> great to see you. either way it's good to restore your body, your mind, and almost anyone at any age can do it.
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>> anybody at any age. it's for all levels, just a holistic practice, means it's goods for you, good for your body, your mind, and your spirit. >> and your sex life. >> absolutely your sex life. >> and her sex life with sting is legendary. >> legendary. >> legendary! let's get started until they get here. i'll get barefoot with you. >> where are you going to sit? >> am i sitting? that's accumulate. >> th cute. >> this is for joanie. >> that's cute. >> she'll be here by monday. >> on the floor, okay, hands and knees. take the hands, shoulder distance apart, legs hip width apart. >> that could be problematic but okay. >> inhaling, bringing your knee to your forehead. this is engaging your core, kathie. >> don't mind the spanx. >> into an arabesque. pushing hard on the arm. >> is my mother?
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oh, sara. good. >> out to the side here. this is engaging your glute muscles. everyone loves a beautiful booty. swish that around. this is angry cat's tail. it looks like a cat's tail. i'm swishing around. >> here comes joanie. good. >> we're going to try it on the other side. i'll get my mom situated. >> sara, the other side. left side. quickly. leg up to the forehead, ars being back. left leg out to the side, swishing it around, cat's tail, engaging the glutes. >> oh, my gosh. even your feet are gorgeous, trudy. this is my mom, joanie. >> hello, cutie. >> this is trudy. she's going to teach you how to become -- >> yoga. >> yes. >> she's sitting. right? >> we take a seated posture in the chair. this is really for when you're on a train, plane, automobile, when you're traveling, when you don't feel like you have enough energy to do mat work.
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we're on the chair. so hands on your knees. and we're going to breathe. just be very sensitive and present with your breathing. we don't breathe nearly enough in life. we breathe very shallowly. become very conscious of your breath. >> breathe from way down and up or just relax. >> just be present with where it is for the moment. and now we're going to take a deeper breath and breathing in we're going to take an arch forward and curling back, curling back. >> curl, you know, ji. >> the lower spine, joanie. right ba into the back of the chair. excellent. bring your weight forward and curling into that arch and arching forward. >> in our last seconds, please tell us about your new dvd. >> this is the one we're doing now from weight loss yoga. we're going to take a side arch right out to the side, joanie. >> she's gone. she's in the zen. listen to what trudy is telling you. she's going, huh?
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>> doing the side arch. >> i want to thank joanie and regis and thank trudy, who's one of the sweetest ladies ever.
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this is an nbc news special report. >> good afternoon. i'm david gregory in washington. some new developments in the republican race for the white house this afternoon. texas governor rick perry has announced his departure from the race saying there is, quote, no viable path forward. perry went on to endorse newt gibbing rich. that endorsement could help gingrich among social conservatives in south carolina where the speaker was in the new poll. so the fight is now down to four.


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